Experiencing negative emotions, mental health issues, and mood disorders can be extremely tough. Through such symptoms, it can be difficult to see a way out, it can be challenging to accept oneself, and it can be testing to manage such behaviours.

Here’s where dialectical behavioural treatment (DBT) and its value shows up, by providing a treatment option that works to promote both acceptance and change. While both are positioned at the opposite ends of the recovery scale, accepting your emotions, your behaviours and your past are very important, in order to commit to change. DBT through a specialist treatment centre helps to promote proactive steps which turn acceptance into understanding, and which turns change into management.

As dialectical behavioural treatment is quite new to many, especially when compared to the subsequent treatment of cognitive behavioural therapy, it is recommended that if you’re ready to change, that you look to consider such an invaluable treatment.

Suitable to help clients through depression, suicidal thoughts, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, substance abuse problems and eating disorders, at Nova Recovery hospital we offer DBT as a branch of our talking therapy recommendations. If suitable for you, you can benefit from dialectical behavioural treatment and further therapies to forgive and to work forward through recovery.

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What is Dialectical Behavioural Treatment?

The definition of dialectical focuses on the aim of marrying together opposite goals, impacts or experiences, by accepting that while different, that both can be true. Ultimately, for those who experience negative feelings, mood disorders, or blurred ideas of reality, those opposite goals will be to firstly accept oneself for behavioural history, and secondly, to move forward and change such behaviours.

Understandably, merging both goals together can come across as contradictory. However, through dialectical behavioural treatment, it’s found that forgiveness and self-acceptance can help individuals to let go, to subconsciously forgive and to change for the better.

For those who suffer from mental health issues or cognitive vulnerabilities, thoughts and emotions will be heightened beyond those of an average person. Sensitivity to feelings, distorted perceptions and irrational outlooks are all common, which can result in black and white attitudes. DBT allows for those attitudes to relax, by accepting that vulnerabilities are ok, and that change can be motivated from such vulnerabilities.

Suitable for clients who experience extreme emotions, DBT is more appropriate than the likes of cognitive behavioural therapy, down to the role it plays with promoting acceptance.

For those who have little self-worth, feel suicidal or intensely low, acceptance is a key feeling to experience in order to change self-acknowledgement. Through dialectical behavioural treatment, that acceptance can be experienced, however in conjunction with the motivation of change, to detach from negative and unhelpful behaviours and thought processes.

The Role of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical behavioural therapy plays a significant role in the talking therapy side of recovery. For those with mental health issues, or mood disorders, opening up can be tough. However, such treatments are necessary to complete, as opening up, digesting emotions, gaining perspective and moving forward are all important milestones of forgiveness, recovery and self-development.

DBT firstly helps by highlighting negative and unhelpful feelings. You may currently feel low yet may also lack awareness of how you’re actually feeling and why. The treatment of dialectical behavioural therapy will help to understand your triggers, along with comprehending your feelings in relation to such triggers.

Moving through the treatment process, you’ll learn some proactive skills which will aim to manage your feelings and responses. This is very important, as your response will differ from the next person.

A common skill used through DBT encourages you to sit tight, embrace support and work through any negative feelings, to reach a state of survival, showcasing strength to withstand feelings or thoughts. With this in mind, accepting dialectical behavioural treatment will ensure that you can develop personal management skills, to stabilise your behaviours.

In tandem with the management and acceptance of such behaviours, DBT also facilitates the role of change, to help you move on and develop yourself, away from your old feelings.

Understandable DBT isn’t for everyone. However, it will benefit clients who are accepting of change, who are open to therapy, who are hoping to improve their future, and also those who will commit to treatment sessions. Through such commitments, dialectical behavioural treatment, in conjunction with other recovery steps can help you restore and stabilise your mind, to grasp positive and useful behaviours, outlooks and responses.

DBT helps you understand that you are human, that you can experience negative emotions, and that you can rise above those emotions to improve your mental health and quality of life. Make use of such intentions through our treatment hospital here at Nova Recovery.

Experiencing Dialectical Behavioural Treatment Sessions at Nova Recovery Hospital

Now you know what DBT is, you may wonder what are dialectical behavioural treatment sessions like? While personal coping strategies and skills will deviate between clients, there is an organic process of DBT to promote advancement.

Treatment will start with a personal assessment to gauge whether dialectical behavioural therapy is suitable for you. Through such assessments, your commitment will be measured, along with the consideration of how DBT will support you through acceptance and management.

If suitable dialectical behavioural treatment sessions will begin by helping you understand your negative or low feelings, by prioritising your safety, and by highlighting behaviours that are reducing your quality of life. From here, personal skills will be promoted to help you accept those behaviours, accept the necessity of management, and accept the chance to change your future behaviours.

In tandem with the independent part of DBT, group sessions will also be encouraged to help you gain perspective, promote mindfulness, regulate emotions, and help you understand your personal tolerances. While group settings may feel daunting, they allow for you to accept your sensitivities, understand that such reactions are common, and help you build accountability for change.

Combining both formats together, DBT will help you come to terms with accepting and acknowledging yourself, along with valuing and respecting yourself, capable of development and change.

To recover, there’s a chance that a wide range of treatments will be recommended to you here at the Nova Recovery Hospital, all depending on your diagnosis. However, if you are extremely sensitive to emotional responses, dialectical behavioural therapy may be recommended as a key treatment. Learn how to accept yourself, and develop yourself to lead a balanced, quality life.