Why is it important that Families learn DBT too!
Family and friends can feel helpless when a loved one is experiencing extreme emotions and not know where to turn for support of our own. Understanding emotion dysregulation/borderline personality disorder is important in order to understand our loved ones who are struggling. It’s extremely important for families to learn DBT skills in supporting a loved ones recovery and success. Recovery is a journey for everyone involved. Families learning DBT skills can learn new ways of coping with their own feelings, lead by example and in moments of intense emotions can help loved ones remember useful skills to use in various situations. We offer family courses where people learn the same skills, the same way as your loved ones do so the learning and growing can be a shared experience. It can be especially reassuring when everyone is on the same page and speaking the same language. The entire family quickly becomes skillful together which enables effective communication, validation and support.