In this DBT Quick Tips video we introduce the Distress Tolerance skills. You can think of these skills like a fire extinguisher behind breakable glass. We only use them in case of an emergency. These powerful skills are only meant to be used when all other skills have failed and you simply don’t know what to do. Once more calm, you have the temporary flexibility to shift into one of the other many DBT skills covered in this series.
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