Tag Archives: core mindfulness

Feeling ‘normal’

Things have been going so well, mostly due to my beautiful relationship with James, which is going from strength to strength. He truly is a beautiful person and I believe he really loves me. I feel comfortable with him, in all respects, and have been as honest as I can be with him right now. […]

I am the luckiest girl in the world

Hey, I know they all say that, but I really feel it, and that’s all that matters. Everything is going so well with James, and with him in my life, I feel as though I can cope with anything that life is going to bring my way. I have slowly opened up to him, and […]

Distress Tolerance – Part Three (Improve the moment)

Just as a little re-cap as it has been a while since I have done one of these, distress tolerance is the art of accepting the moment as it is, without trying to change it. Life will always contain distress in many different forms (emotional pain, stress) and this cannot be changed or avoided – […]

Some decisions need to be made

I have had a sleepless night, trying to think about the right answers to some big questions I have in my life right now. The situation with Simon seems to be spiralling out of the control and I really need to get a grip on my emotions, hopefully I am going to be able to […]

Core Mindfulness Part Six – An overview

So, I have pretty much covered all the parts of the Core Mindfulness Module, in Part one, Part two, Part three, Part four & finally Part five. Core mindfulness, I am beginning to realise, is at the core of DBT and this is the reason why it is repeated over and over again throughout treatment. […]

Core Mindfulness – Part Five (‘How’ Skill; Being effective)

The next ‘how’ skill is the act of being effective. This will be quite an important skill for me to learn as it focuses on doing the thing that works rather then the thing that is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’; and if you follow my blog you have have realised I have a preoccupation with doing […]

Core Mindfulness – Part two (‘What’ skills)

So moving on from the states of mind discussed in Part one, I will now move on to the skills taught in the core mindfulness module. All these skills, when used, can be used to attain Wise mind and to help with anxiety, depression, stress, poor sleep, destructive behaviours – the list goes on. They […]