When our emotions control us, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and even illness. This groundbreaking workbook offers the techniques and guidance needed to gain the upper hand on our feelings and control the distress that strong emotions cause. With simple strategies and step-by-step instructions, therapist Scott Spradlin develops proven DBT techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments to help pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. This book helps you learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment, reduce the impact of painful feelings, and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life’s ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions.
Also available in a version focusing specifically on the emotions of teens.