Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive therapy that is used when people have more extreme emotional reactions to the threat of a loss, especially of an important relationship. We all need close relationships and when a person fears they might be rejected, it can feel overwhelming. To cope, some may cut or hurt themselves, or engage in frantic behaviours – anything to distract from that agonizing fear and pain. DBT techniques help people to regain control of emotional reactions, discover new ways of coping that aren’t harmful, and express important needs for connection and emotional security effectively.