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Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet
On this page, we will provide you with a DBT Skill: ACCEPTS Worksheet. It will help you to distract yourself from harmful situations.
What is Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) centers around four essential components: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. It aims at teaching its clients different "Self-Help Activities.” So, whenever they face difficult situations, they don’t let the problem take control of themselves. Instead, they take control of the situation by keeping in check their own emotions and reactions.
How Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet will help?
DBT makes you self sufficient when it comes to dealing with negative emotions and distressful situations. It will help you to distract from distressful situations by using ACCEPTS.
|Activities||Do hobbies, watch a video, go for a walk, play a sport, cook, garden, go fishing, go shopping.|
|Contributing||Do volunteer work. Babysit so a friend can go out. Do something nice or surprising for someone.|
|Comparisons||you compare yourself to others' suffering, watch weepy soap operas, read about disasters. Some people find this helpful; others don't. Just do what works for you.|
|Emotions||Read inspirational books, go to emotional movies, listen to emotional music. For this to work, you need to read or watch or listen to things that have an emotion opposite to what you feel.|
|Pushing away||They are pushing Away a distressing situation by leaving it mentally for awhile.|
|Thoughts||ways of distracting with thoughts are reading, watching videos or movies, doing crossword puzzles or jigsaw puzzles,|
|Sensations||Any strong physical stimulus like this can kind of jog lose your connection to your pain and distract you from it.|
Instructions on how to use the Distress Tolerance Skills: ACCEPTS Worksheet
Use this worksheet whenever you feel that you are in a distressful situation.
You can download this worksheet here.
On this page, we provided you with a DBT Skill: ACCEPTS Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to distract yourself from harmful conditions.
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