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Pioneering clinician and researcher Marsha M. Linehan brings her therapeutic wisdom and down-to-earth style directly to clients in these five outstanding skills training videos. Anyone who has attended Linehan’s professional workshops can attest to her masterful instructional approach and empathic presence. Now clients can experience Linehan’s teaching first-hand with these easy-to-follow programs enhanced by engaging audiovisual effects. Demonstrated are simple yet powerful techniques for emotion regulation as clients are guided to develop new patterns of behavior and practice them in everyday life. Grounded in the concepts and procedures presented in Linehan’s bestselling books, the videos are designed for use on their own or in conjunction with the Skills Training Manual. They are also ideal viewing for clinicians and students seeking to develop their skills training expertise.
Acting opposite to emotions is one of the most effective and efficient ways to change emotions you want to change. Whether it is by doing something nice for a person you are angry at, or approaching something that you fear, this video shows how taking opposite action can modify unwarranted negative emotions and make them feel more manageable.
See also Linehan’s related video—Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, and This One Moment—plus DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition, and DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, which provide detailed guidance and reproducible materials for conducting DBT skills training.