A DBT informed, mindfulness based skills learning and recovery group for both persons who struggle with emotion regulation and their family/friends.

DBT for Families and Friends

Family and friends can feel helpless when a loved one is experiencing extreme emotions and not know where to turn for support of their 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 and other important skills and knowledge 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 in order to be effective, lead by example and in moments of intense emotions can help loved ones remember useful skills to use in stressful situations.

In our “Compassion in Chaos” series we bring hope and encouragement to families/friends teaching half day workshops in many important areas:

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Advanced Validation techniques
  • What is DBT and how does it work
  • What is borderline personality disorder
  • Wise Mind and how to get there
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • and more

If you are interested in joining us for any of these workshops please fill out your information here.

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