Help clients experience the steadiness and continuity of their mind that is underneath mental events like emotions.
The following strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help clients get through moments of distress by improving the moment:
During the pandemic, a lot of us aren’t seeing as many people as we used to, and sometimes we can forget who we can reach out to. Take some time to make a list of people you can include in your social support network. Once you have your list of potential people, try to reach out to at least one person
This meditation is suitable for clients who may be carrying worries about the future or regrets from their past and want to experience a break from these burdens.
This meditation can help clients become more aware of emotions they are experiencing and practice observing those emotions through their senses.
Imagine oneself as a mountain as a method of grounding in the face of mental events like emotions.
This segment guides you through a sitting meditation with breath as the primary object of awareness.
This practice guides one through meditation on the breath, then a body scan, then awareness of emotion, then awareness of thoughts, and ending with the breath.
This is a guided walking meditation.
This is a guided imagery for relaxation and self soothe.