Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff”

Yesterday, Radical Acceptance was my personal theme from the Universe. I started my work day by reviewing this skill with one of my individual DBT clients. During our discussion of her homework practice, she shared an Ah ha! moment she experienced over the weekend: This skill that isn’t only for the big stuff! It canContinue reading “Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff””

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Why Can’t I Bury My Head in the Sand? Willfulness, Willingness & Radical Acceptance

Last Wednesday I received news that I felt completely unprepared to handle.  Since then, I’ve spent a good bit of time stewing in a sea of negative emotions. In an attempt to balance out those emotions, I’ve also focused my meditations this week on the concept of willingness.  In DBT, the willfulness/willingness dialectic is part of RadicalContinue reading “Why Can’t I Bury My Head in the Sand? Willfulness, Willingness & Radical Acceptance”

Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak

The warranty on my car is about to run out & it has been having a couple of intermittent issues. Since I didn’t have any face-to-face sessions or parties booked for my side gig this week, I thought I’d save a couple of hundred bucks by not getting a rental that I didn’t really need.Continue reading “Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak”

Letting Go of Childhood Trauma

A client asked me the other day “How do I really let go of all this shit?” My response was to ask her some questions requiring further self analysis. Really though I was stumped by the inquiry. I don’t have a quick easy DBT trick for this like I do in a lot of situations.Continue reading “Letting Go of Childhood Trauma”