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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life.

In 2007, I decided to develop a group for bipolar disorder based on DBT skills. The positive feedback from clients was so encouraging that I decided I could help a wider range of people by writing a workbook, so that people could read about and teach themselves these skills.

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A powerful new therapeutic approach, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), has proven to be the most effective treatment for the mood swings and impulsive behavior symptomatic of borderline personality disorder. This therapy is now being put to use to help those with other emotion regulation problems and mood disorders. This is the first book to apply DBT treatment to bipolar disorder, a chronic, complex mental illness that has much in common with borderline personality disorder.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder presents a complete program for the treatment of bipolar disorder that shows readers how to manage painful emotions, handle suicidal behavior, stop self-injury, control impulsive and mood-dependent behaviors, and learn positive and healthy coping techniques such as mindfulness, distracting skills, and self-soothing skills. The workbook stresses the importance of radical acceptance, which, in the case of bipolar disorder, is the knowledge and acceptance of the fact that readers may not be able to live the lives they had envisioned because of the disorder. The practical worksheets, exercises, mood charting, and life charting tools in this groundbreaking workbook provide readers with the skills they need to handle this highly unpredictable disorder and make plans for a stable future. Though the DBT skills presented can greatly help those with bipolar manage their symptoms, the author highlights the importance of being under a doctor's care and continuing to take medication while completing this DBT program. The book also includes information for friends, family, and caregivers to help them understand the disorder and be supportive.

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In this book you will learn:

  • Information about what bipolar disorder is, and how it can impact your life.
  • How to use mindfulness to help you become more aware of your symptoms, and to gain some control over your symptoms so that you can limit the impact the illness has on you and your loved ones.
  • Skills to help you get through a crisis situation without making things worse.
  • Information about your emotions, and skills that will help you reduce or change emotions when you can, or to manage them and tolerate them more effectively
  • Information about anxiety, and specific techniques to help you decrease your anxiety and the control it has over you.
  • Skills to help you interact with others more effectively, and to help your loved-ones support you, in order to improve your relationships.

The Bipolar Workbook for Teens helps youth develop expertise and resources for managing bipolar disorder. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook includes worksheets and exercises that assist readers in developing mindfulness, emotion regulation, crisis management, and interpersonal relationship skills. The book both teaches readers strategies for better managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder and helps them to identify and use their unique strengths to build a life that fits their values and goals.

From the Publisher

In The Bipolar Workbook for Teens, two therapists help teenage readers use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to tap into their resources and develop new skills for managing their bipolar disorder, then use their newfound strengths to work towards living according to their goals and values. Readers learn to maintain interpersonal relationships and use crisis survival skills.

(Also available with a CD that includes all handouts and worksheets for use by professionals)

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In this book you will learn:

  • Information about what bipolar disorder is, and how it can impact your life.
  • How to use mindfulness to help you become more aware of your symptoms, and to gain some control over your symptoms so that you can limit the impact the illness has on you and your loved ones.
  • Skills to help you get through a crisis situation without making things worse.
  • Information about your emotions, and skills that will help you reduce or change emotions when you can, or to manage them and tolerate them more effectively.
  • Information about anxiety, and specific techniques to help you decrease your anxiety and the control it has over you.
  • Skills to help you interact with others more effectively, and to help your loved-ones support you, in order to improve your relationships.

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to manage overwhelming feelings like anxiety, anger, and fear, but many forget that these emotions are amplified even more during the teenage years, when healthy coping mechanisms have not fully developed. This DBT workbook can help all teens with depression, anxiety, anger, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder, take charge of their feelings. * This workbook is the teen version of the bestselling Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life which has sold more than 60,000 copies.

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic modality that was originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since the advent of this therapy, millions of people without the disorder have found DBT skills endlessly useful for helping manage out-of-control emotions and curbing impulsive behaviors that they just can't stop.

Calming the Emotional Storm is the first book to offer an accessible, general introduction to these DBT skills for anyone who feels overwhelmed by their emotions or feels that their emotions have led them to experience out-of-control behaviors and personal crises. Readers learn to understand and manage their emotions and begin to choose their actions rather than acting on impulses. They also practice calming their emotions in times of stress by embracing acceptance and fostering positive emotions about themselves. These life-changing skills can save many readers from unnecessary suffering due to the "emotional storm" inside.

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Originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, has rapidly become one of the most popular and most effective treatments for all mental health conditions rooted in out-of-control emotions. However, there are limited resources for psychologists seeking to use DBT skills with individual clients. In the tradition of ACT Made Simple, DBT Made Simple provides clinicians with everything they need to know to start using DBT in the therapy room.

The first part of this book briefly covers the theory and research behind DBT and explains how DBT differs from traditional cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. The second part focuses on strategies professionals can use in individual client sessions, while the third section teaches the four skills modules that form the backbone of DBT: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The book includes handouts, case examples, and example therapist-client dialogue—everything clinicians need to equip their clients with these effective and life-changing skills.

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