Building Identity


We all have certain beliefs about ourselves. We may believe that we are athletic, smart, good at English, or that we are terrible at math. We believe that we are good at making friends,


Strengthening Your Self-Control

Smug meeting meditationUnderstanding how to maximize self-control of your emotions and behavior can decrease some of the emotional pain that emotionally sensitive people experience.

Not acting on impulse and thinking through how your actions in the short-term will affect your long term goals will decreae the suffering that you experience.


Holding Hope: Validating By Cheerleading

hope on a rope

One of the most important levels of validation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is cheerleading. Cheerleading involves holding and encouraging hope.

Hope is what keeps people going forward when difficult emotions and harsh experiences slam them against the ground–hope for a better life,