During moments of distress, people often default to a mode of reacting, rather than responding.
And while that’s hardwired into our biological makeup, what if there was a way to counteract it?
What if we could help people regain control of runaway emotions and maintain composure in a crisis?
In the short video below, Marsha Linehan, PhD, creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) suggests two techniques for tolerating distress in order to move beyond it . . .
. . . and one of them might surprise you.
Check it out, it’s just 3 minutes.
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