DBT Skills GroupMindfulness & Distress Tolerance                    Facilitated by Liz O’Connell, LCSW 8 Mondays beginning October 219:30 am - 11:00 am                                                                                               GROUP IS FULL/CLOSED  Cost is $2o0 for the series  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) takes the stance that many of us arrive in adulthood with some gaps in our knowledge of how to respond to intense, painful emotions. In our effort to avoid or blunt the pain of big emotions, we may begin engaging in behaviors which do not support our long-term well-being or come with harmful consequences, even though they seem like the best or only option in the moment. DBT skills offer a path to responding to our emotions and distress differently so that we do not have to relyon our habitual, maladaptive coping skills. In this 8 week group, we will focus on learning Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance skills.Our group goals will include: -Identifying what your wise intuition, emotions, and logic are telling you in a given moment and how to use this information to find a   healthy way forward -Learning how to stay in the present moment, even when things get intense!, and how staying in the moment can reduce suffering -Practical, concrete ways to tolerate intense emotions and painful situations without falling into maladaptive habits No previous experience with DBT required; we do ask that anyone attending the group be participating in individual therapy (although not necessarily at Wellness Embodied) throughout group. Group will meet weekly for 90 minutes and include a mixture of experiential learning, teaching, sharing of homework, and feedback on how to incorporate these skills into our daily lives. Later iterations of this group may include Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills.


Liz O’Connell

Liz O’Connell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to helping people become their most authentic and joyful selves. She works with adults and is especially passionate about helping people heal from eating disorders, pervasive emotion dysregulation, and trauma. Liz has extensive training in both relational psychodynamic therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & DBT Prolonged Exposure. She weaves elements of both approaches into working with clients, having seen that the combination of new emotional experiences in session and concrete tools for making changes in one’s life outside of session can be transformative. She was previously the associate clinical director of an outpatient eating disorder treatment center in New York City before beginning her work at Wellness Embodied.



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