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Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating

Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating A plate with a sad face and fork on a pink background.

If someone told you about a procedure that would change your life for the better, but would be uncomfortable, costly and have about a 5% effectiveness rate long-term, would you go for it? Given those terms, probably not! However, those terms actually describe what we call ‘dieting’ for weight loss. The dieting industry generates billions […]

Using Therapy to Move Past Diet Culture Into Healthy, Mindful Eating

Using Therapy to Move Past Diet Culture Into Healthy, Mindful Eating Diet culture taking a measurement of her waist.

If someone told you about a procedure that would change your life for the better, but they said it would be uncomfortable, costly, and have only about a 5% effectiveness rate long-term, would you go for it? Given those terms, probably not! However, those terms actually describe what we call ‘dieting’ for weight loss.  The […]

The Freeze Response in Trauma Therapy

The Freeze Response in Trauma Therapy

Trauma is defined as an “emotional response to a terrible event.” However, trauma can present in ways beyond emotions. Those who have experienced traumatic events will likely report some form of a physical, somatic, response as well. This is a survival instinct!  It has proven to be extremely helpful for individuals to understand the neuroscience […]

Self-Respect Effectiveness to Detach with Love

Self-Respect Effectiveness to Detach with Love

DBT Skill of the Month #4 Luckily for some, February is the shortest month of the year, as, unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is sometimes viewed as The-Day-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. Love is wonderful and, in the spirit of being dialectical, love hurts. And this includes all kinds of love-romantic, familial and friendly. Sometimes, when love is especially challenging, we […]

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

Holiday time often equals stressful times, and that’s when DBT skills come in handy! Radical Acceptance is a Distress Tolerance skill that shows you how to manage situations that are undesirable and completely out of your control. To radically accept means to utterly and completely accept a situation as reality and not try to change […]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Effectiveness is a Mindfulness skill that shows you how to practice being mindful. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, without judgment. Mindfulness is helpful because it teaches you to control your mind. And that is desirable because often we unwittingly allow our mind to control our actions. Feeling […]

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