What is DBT?

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive treatment approach for people whose emotions create major problems in their lives and/or in the lives of people around them. These emotions may be expressed in a destructive way, as in angry outbursts, irritation, or depression, or they may be expressed by behaviors such as eating disorders, substance abuse, or destructive impulses such as gambling, compulsive spending/eating/drinking, or some combination.

In this workshop you will learn specific skills for regulating intense emotion, dealing with distressing situations, and improving relationships with the people around you. These skills are taught in a group format* that appreciates your strengths, acknowledges your emotional sensitivity, and offers powerful, pragmatic methods for dramatically improving the quality of your life and that of your loved ones.

When:   2 hour sessions every other week for 8 weeks, running on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Call Jill at 513.300.8042 to R.S.V.P. for a workshop.

Where: My outpatient treatment residence in Hyde Park.

Each week Dr. Norton will lead the group through the lessons and practices of DBT for the first hour.  The second half of the workshop will be devoted to health and fitness activities that will be as much fun as they are informative.  Come prepared to move!  Salsa dancing, pilates, belly dancing, self defense and kick boxing are just a few of the activities we have planned.  You can watch and learn or participate and be inspired to continue in an activity you may never have had the nerve to try on your own!  Hope you can join us!

* This workshop is also available as a teleconference throughout the year, that can be set up for individuals and/or for groups in 1, 2, or 4 hour formats. For more information on the structure and costs of a personalized teleconference, call Jill at 513.300.8042 or send an email to drnorton@eatingdisorderpro.com.