Tag Archives: Stabilization

Putting the Garden to Bed: When Self-Care Isn’t Fun

The fall garden reminds me that sometimes self-care isn’t fun, but has long-term benefits. Continue reading

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Mindfulness and DBT: “What” Skills

In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness is broken down into six specific types of skills. The first three are referred to as “what” skills in Marsha Linehan’s Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993). So you want to practice mindfulness, what exactly do you do? Continue reading

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Mindfulness Research: Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

A study of mindfulness and relaxation regarding their ability to reduce distress and improve positive moods. Continue reading

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