Introduction to Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Will Change Your Life

Learn what mindfulness is and how it can help you take back control of your life.

In this DBT Quick Tips video we introduce the basic concept of what mindfulness is and how it can be useful in taking back control of your life. There is a lot of misconceptions about what mindfulness is. Practically, it is a skill that can help people not only decrease anxiety, depression, and other emotional suffering but also increases a sense of joy, harmony, academic ability l, and even job performance.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?:
DBT is a powerful and effective therapy approach to intense suffering. The skills in this series are key to healing from suffering and helpful to anyone improving their life.

DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Initially she was trying to find a therapeutic approach to suicide and self harm. Later, she saw the underlying problems of suicide is a combination of two factors. The first is powerful emotions. The second is living in a harsh and invalidating environment.

This therapy is an evidence based treatment with a solid research base backing it up. It’s the gold standard for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. It combines techniques from a broad range of therapies. These techniques come from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Behavior Therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy. DBT is quite effective in treating PTSD, trauma, eating disorders, and other personality disorders. It works in treating high conflict couples and adolescent behavioral issues.

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Raised in a rural farm town in Iowa, Yonasan Bender, L.C.S.W. combines small town values with powerful training. He provide clients with cutting-edge empirical knowledge, empathy, and timeless wisdom.

Yonasan’s a graduate of Hebrew University’s Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. He completed post graduate training in a wide array of therapeutic approaches. These approaches range from CBT to Psychodynamic therapies. Before Hebrew University, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. Yonasan majored in philosophy and ethics.

Yonasan is a member of the Association For Contextual Behavioral Science. He’s a key member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. Yonasan is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist skills trainer at Machon Dvir. He’s also a group leader for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder’ Family Connections program.

He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger, poor self-esteem, insomnia, and marital conflict. He has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, families, and children.


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