This is the second class in the DBT Emotion Regulation series. In this class, we build upon the skills we learned in level 1, including the the importance of recognizing our emotions, overcoming barriers to healthy emotions, and learning to cope effectively and positively when our emotions become overwhelming or difficult to bear.
We also learn alternative, safer ways to deal while avoiding self-harm behaviors such as cutting and self-mutilation. Self-harm comes in all forms, including sabotaging would-be successes, so you do not need to physically self-harm to benefit from this portion of the course. We will not discuss in detail specific self-harm issues to avoid triggering fellow students.