Wed, 01 Nov|
Distress Tolerance Skills for Young People - Virtual
This full day workshop will draw upon Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to teach a range of coping, distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills. This skill set will focus on strategies that can be assimilated directly back into your school environment.
Time & Location
01 Nov, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEDT
About the Event
Pain is part of the human experience and we all experience crises at different times in our lives. Some young people have difficulty tolerating any distress and regulating their emotions, engaging in unhelpful behaviours in an attempt to downregulate (i.e., to reduce, alleviate or ameliorate unwanted emotions) or upregulate their emotions (i.e., to generate feelings or feel something). Unlike traditional therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) takes a skills-based approach to learning to sit with and accept these uncomfortable emotions when pain is unavoidable. Distress tolerance skills are aimed at helping young people cope with crises and experience distress without avoiding it or making it worse.
These skills will help your students learn to better tolerate intense, overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories or images, urges, and physical sensations without engaging in unhelpful, impulsive, challenging or harmful behaviours, such as self-injury, substance use, binge eating, lashing out or avoidance.