Does anybody else use DBT therapy either as a supplement to CBT, or as an alternative?
My mum introduced me to it, and it’s really, really helpful.
Basically, it’s built on the notion of “radical acceptance”; the idea that your emotions are valid and completely real, and you should accept them instead of fighting against them.
It’s also infused with a lot of Buddhist philosophies, such as mindfulness and meditation as coping skills.
And it was designed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan, a woman with BPD. But I think it’s a pretty universal kind of therapy.
Anyway, if CBT isn’t working for you, or you just want to add onto your coping skills, I suggest checking it out.