Judgments are useful because they simplify life. “He’s good”, “She’s annoying”, “I hate this” – the list can go on. But more often than not judgments simplify life far too much to be fair and can drown us in the toxic negativity making a bad situation even worse. In this DBT Quick Tips video we outline key steps in raising awareness of being judgmental and how to develop the skill of being nonjudgmental.
Weighing the evidence is a foundational CBT intervention designed to challenge negative self beliefs, personal schemas, and “what-if” rumination.