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Distress Tolerance (takes 3 months to complete this class, tuition is due monthly)
Let’s face it — you can be a little bit impulsive. Your emotions come on intensely, and it can be difficult to then sit with the distress of upsets, (such as a conflict with a loved one or an issue at work), so you end up turning to habits that you know don’t serve you in the long run. You’ve experienced the consequences of this time and time again. And you want to change this. Yesterday.
Emotionally Sensitive people often (quite understandably!) turn to impulsive behaviors when the emotional pain feels too hard to bear – because it works (in the short term).
It makes sense that you’d repeat these unhealthy behaviors (like substance use, quitting a job or other commitment, lashing out, and self-harm) because acting on them provides a sense of desperately needed relief in the immediate.
But what you’re noticing is this behavior doesn’t take into account the whole picture. The consequences. The damage to your relationships, career, health, and reputation.
Distress tolerance is about learning to tolerate those really difficult, intensely emotional moments in ways that will honor both your short-term need to feel better and your longer-term goals for building a life worth living.
Learning and practicing DBT skills can help you get there.
Recognize and better understand your impulsive behaviors and have a proven toolbox of strategies and skills to help reduce them significantly. We’ll go through effective strategies step-by-step.
Mindfulness skills are woven in throughout the curriculum while learning distress tolerance skills.
This class starts January 22, 2018, and we are accepting new students!
Emotion Regulation (takes 3 months to complete this class, tuition is due monthly)
You’re a passionate person with strong emotions and impulses. You may have even been called an “empath” because your emotions are so intense, especially when you hear about other people or animals hurting or being mistreated or upsetting news stories.
You don’t want to lose this super compassionate part of who you are *and* you see the value in learning to channel your emotional intensity so it doesn’t overpower you. You want to be of service to the world AND feel healthy, in control, and balanced so that you and your relationships and goals don’t suffer.
Learn the essential roles that emotions play in your life and skills for learning to regulate your emotional intensity. You’ll have a proven step-by-step system that can assist you with no longer being at the mercy of your intense emotions.
Mindfulness skills are woven in throughout the curriculum while learning emotion regulation skills.
You’ll take this course after Distress Tolerance.
Interpersonal Effectiveness (takes 3 months to complete this class, tuition is due monthly)
The single biggest reason people join this course is they want to create healthy, lasting relationships and stop repeating the defeating, self-sabotaging relationship behaviors that have been holding them back.
Gain insight into your relationship roadblocks and move toward creating and sustaining meaningful, long-term relationships, including friendships, romantic/partnership relationships, family relationships, and connections in the workplace.
You’ll build a toolbox of proven interpersonal skills that have helped many people with BPD, empaths, and emotionally sensitive people with other emotion regulation issues finally have what they want most in life: relationships that matter. You will also learn tools for leaving those relationships that no longer serve you, sometimes referred to as “toxic” relationships.
Mindfulness skills are woven in throughout the curriculum while learning interpersonal effectiveness skills.
This course starts October 30, 2017, and we are accepting new students! There is no prerequisite for this course.
What’s included in this course…
Weekly Live Online Skills Groups:
Group members from around the globe meet weekly for this 90-minute live, online, interactive course.
When: Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific*
*If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recording to review at your leisure during the week.
Our DBT-informed psychoeducational classes are a great way to learn, study, practice, and review skills and concepts from a variety of modalities in a supportive, non-judgmental, environment. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time.
Please note that you have required texts for this course that you will need to buy separately:
- DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Dr. Marsha Linehan
- The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
Also, not required but highly recommended are:
Connect with Peers Around the Globe
Interact with peers around the globe who are studying the skills right alongside you in our virtual classroom. Chat is open for 30-minutes before class start time. Just type into the box and engage. It’s a great place to connect and remember that you are never alone! Participation in chat is optional.
Private Facebook Group
You’ll also be invited to join our private Facebook Group where we have a weekly office hours threads for:
- Q&A: Post your questions that come up with the material.
- A Homework Thread: Post your assignment each week, discuss your skills use, and participate in opportunities for connection and discussion with your peers from around the world.
YOUR TEACHERS ON THIS JOURNEY
|Next Class Starts:||October 30, 2017|
|When & Where We Meet Online:||Online, Weekly, Mondays at 4 pm Pacific* for 90 minutes|
*recorded for those who can’t make live class or want to review
|Tuition Cost:||We are on a sliding scale that is on the honor system. We believe you will show up in integrity and pick the highest amount on the scale you can afford. The scale starts at $97 per month, and the highest end is $197 per month.|
|Length of the program:||9 months|
(3 modules take 3 months each to complete)
|Drop & Refund Policy:||Tuition is paid month-to-month. Students may drop/cancel at any time for any reason. There are no refunds on any tuition already paid.|