Therapy isn’t cheap, but this book is

advanced distress tolerance skills improve the moment chapter 2 from the dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook

Right now, I am without super helpful mental health insurance, so I am doing a lot of self-care and self-help. In three of the four seasons of the year, I utilize a SAD Lamp to help with my circadian rhythms and exposure to light. Every day I work through a few pages in  a self-help book in hopes of learning the as much as I can about myself and my situation.I also use an iPhone app which

Currently I’m using a book that was mailed to me in April during Booksgiving titled The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook (Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance). This DBT book is fantastically rated on Amazon (and on sale right now!) and after I finish my copy, I plan to do a thorough review and give away a copy of one of the most helpful self-care books I’ve utilized.

5 thoughts on “Therapy isn’t cheap, but this book is

    • Hazel, YES; I notice an improvement after a couple of weeks of using mine. I should write a post about them. Sunlight is my food, and so when the days become shorter, I need some additional sunlight or I end up wanting to stay in bed all day. (While living in Oregon, I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder on top of my depression. Upon moving to California I no longer have that diagnosis, but I use the light to keep any of its symptoms at bay.) I have a SunTouch Plus I got from Amazon; it’s totally worth the investment if you’re light-sensitive.


    • Borderline, it’s awesome to hear that you’ve used it multiple times. This is my first work-through, but I can see myself holding on to it to remind me of the skills I’m learning. Hope you’re having a light-filled day!

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  1. I am using the same book right now. I am in therapy, but my therapist is going a little slower with the skills. I have found this book invaluable already and I’ve only just begun. Just have to remind myself to keep practicing the skills and to keep adding new ones.


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