Book Review: Put Your Feelings Here: A Creative DBT Journal for Teens with Intense Emotions by Lisa M. Schab (2020)

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

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five out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this journal for review through Library Thing’s Early Reviewers program.)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that “combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from contemplative meditative practice.” While it originated with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder, evidence suggests “that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.”

In Put Your Feelings Here, social worker Lisa M iso datei herunterladen. Schab distills DBT concepts into a guided journal. The exercises help users identify unhelpful or distressing thoughts and emotions, work through them, changing what they can – and accepting what they cannot sims 3 für mac kostenlos. The result feels a lot like a fusion of CBT and mindfulness, and not in a bad way.

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I’m not a therapist, or a teen with intense emotions, so I can’t really say how well Put Your Feelings Here works as DIY DBT whatsapp hintergrund herunterladen. However, it is a pretty thoughtful and stimulating journal, with exercises like “What beliefs about nature/religion/spirituality/the purpose of life/a higher power give you comfort?” and “Intense emotions can hurt kanalenlijst dreambox downloaden. You don’t need more pain. List 10 things you could do to be kind to yourself instead of hurting yourself more.”

Though it’s directed at teens (and obviously so, what with prompts like ‘turn your OMG into LOL’ and instructions to design your emotions like an app) my 41-year-old self found many of the prompts stimulating brenner kostenlos herunterladen.

The journal features a moderate amount of artwork, which is is cute, complements the exercises nicely, and definitely gets the creative juices flowing herunterladen. Most of the prompts have ample room to record your responses, though a handful of the pages could benefit from more white space.

Also, this might seem like a minor thing, but as a lifetime journaler: I loooove the lay-flat binding, which makes it so much easier to actually write in journals, as intended kostenlos ohne download minecraft spielen. It’s the small details, okay.

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