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Distress Tolerance Skills

Distress tolerance skills are a core set of tools of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), used to treat a wide range of emotional dysregulation disorders, from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to difficulties in controlling moods and strong emotions.

More specifically, distress tolerance skills help you to bear intense feelings without resorting to destructive or self-destructive strategies. Their goal isn’t necessarily to reduce the distress you are feeling, but to teach you to tolerate the pain and not do something that you would regret later, or which would make you feel even worse.

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