The goal of the distress tolerance skills is to get through the difficult moment without making it worse, not necessarily to change the emotion or the situation.
DEAR MAN – How to get what you want
This skill is helpful when you want to ask for something, say no to a request, maintain a position, or achieve some other interpersonal objective.
When to use Distress Tolerance Skills?
Learn when to use distress tolerance skills.
Walking the Middle Path
One of the goals of DBT is to “walk the middle path.”
Emotion regulation skills focus on understanding emotions, building resilience, and decreasing both vulnerability and suffering through skill use.
Not only do our relationships impact our emotions, our emotions impact our relationships.