The Couch: A Therapy & Mental Wellness Blog


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ACCEPTS

Distress tolerance tools, such as ACCEPTS, are intended to provide a distraction from stressors and help you to cope with challenging emotional situations one moment at a time.

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Stages of Change

Some clients are easily able to identify their challenges and express their readiness to make behavioral changes. A key component of MI is to identify which Stage of Change a client is at when entering therapy.

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The Wise Mind

This Wise Mind refers to the state of mind that best regulates emotions and manages behavior. It is a key concept used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a type of therapy that teaches clients to balance and tolerate opposites while decreasing black-and-white thinking.

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