Calming the Storm: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills for Parents
Learn skills that help you reduce stress and build healthy relationships.
Parenting comes with a lot of intense emotions. Fear, excitement, confusion, joy, anger - all of these are a normal and to be expected in early parenting (and beyond). And when you add sleep deprivation and a sudden reduction in self-care time, you can suddenly find your emotions escalating quickly.
If that sounds like you, then Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills might just be your new BFF.
If you want better control over your emotions, improve your relationships, cope better with stress and become more mindful then this course is for you! DBT skills help you build (as they say in DBT) 'a life worth living'.
DBT is divided into 4 modules:
- Distress Tolerance
- Emotion Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
In this course, you will have the opportunity to work through all 4 modules and learn all of the skills associated with each utilizing video, slideshows, handouts and worksheets. Move through the course at your own pace and you will have access to the facilitator via email.
Kristen Bellows lives in Durham Region with her partner and 1 year old son. She graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Social Work, educated in early childhood development and is currently working towards earning a certificate in Adult Education.
Kristen has lived experience with mental health issues and has been practicing DBT for 3 years and teaching DBT skills groups in-person and online for 2 years. She believes that everyone should learn DBT skills as they are valuable in helping reduce stress and improve relationships.
"DBT has greatly improved my life and gave me the confidence to have my son and be a mother. I believe that these skills can change lives and help people create, as they say in DBT, a life worth living. This is why I teach these skills." - Kristen
StartDistress Tolerance: Tools to cope with stress & pain (2:15)
StartSkill: STOP & TIP(P) (2:21)
StartSkill: ACCEPTS & Self-Soothing with the Senses (7:50)
StartSkill: Pros & Cons (DBT Style)
StartSkill: Reality Acceptance
StartSkill: Distress Tolerance Box (Let's get creative!)