Sometimes stress is unavoidable. You can’t control everything in your world. The economy, your relationships and health are all in part, out of your control. As a result, you can find yourself in uncertain and stressful circumstances.
This stress may be the result of one event, but often it is multiple stressful events occurring at the same time that leave you feeling pressure.
DBT Distress Tolerance Skills are designed to help you survive crisis. They are not meant as long term strategies to improve your life, but are essential skills to get your through that moment of crisis. Strategies that can help you in times of intense stress include:
Please use the comment section to add strategies that work for you when you’re in crisis or the midst of overwhelming stress. For more on the topic of stress, see my previous post “Are You Stressed in America.”
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From Psych Central's website:
Are You Stressed Out in America? | Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood (October 20, 2010)
From Psych Central's World of Psychology:
Best of Our Blogs: October 22, 2010 | World of Psychology (October 22, 2010)
Last reviewed: 21 Oct 2010