Wellness Academy: BUILDING DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS – Session 1

Wellness Academy: BUILDING DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS - Session 1

Date/Time
Thursday, July 23, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ONLINE ONLY. 

 PLEASE REGISTER BELOW BY INCLUDING YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IN THE BOOKING BOX SO THAT WE MAY SEND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE CLASS ONLINE VIA THE ZOOM APP. 

ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE ATTENDING WELLNESS ACADEMY CLASSES, PLEASE CALL 336-373-1402 TO SCHEDULE YOUR BRIEF ORIENTATION. 

BUILDING DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS IS 6 SESSIONS LONG AND MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS.

Based on the nationally recognized self-help book, The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Workbook, this course focuses on information about distress tolerance. Participation in this approach aims to teach skills in stress reduction and relaxation.

The primary objective of this Wellness Academy class is to help participants:

  1. Develop healthy ways to endure and cope with overwhelming emotions.
  2. Think critically about the role of distraction, relaxation, and coping in stressful situations.
  3. Create personalized distraction and relaxation (or self-soothing) plans that
    facilitate empowerment in the midst of stress or crisis.
  4. Create a personalized emergency coping plan that facilitates
    empowerment in the midst of stress or crisis.

Listed below are the learning objectives for our Building Distress Tolerance Skills workshop.

  • Analyze self-destructive coping mechanisms.
  • Define distress tolerance.
  • Explore the role of radical acceptance in coping with stress.
  • Examine the purpose of distraction in building distress tolerance.
  • Create a toolbox of distracting activities.
  • Explore healthy tools for self-soothing and relaxation.
  • Create a self-soothing/relaxation plan for home and for outside home.
  • Define mindfulness: “Living in the Present Moment.”
  • Apply mindfulness techniques to distress tolerance.
  • Rediscover your values.
  • Make a committed action plan to create a more fulfilling life.
  • Examine the importance of a higher power in developing distress
  • Review major concepts of distress tolerance skills.
  • Apply the concepts of distress tolerance to personal situations.

If you have any questions about this course, please email info@mhag.org or call 336-373-1402.

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