HALF-DAY DBT FAMILY SKILLS TRAINING FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Location: Unity Center of Peace, Chapel Hill NC
This four hour workshop aims to provide you with essential DBT skills that you can immediately apply to your particular needs. While not covering the material of the 12 week Family Skills Training, these four hours will be a substantial introduction to skills that can help break the perpetual negative feedback loop that prompts criticism, self-blame, or defensiveness in our intimate relationships. Additional information at www.dbtfamilyskills.com.
Each member will receive handouts. I will be sending participants some materials in advance to prepare for effective use of this workshop with your unique issues or patterns. Cost for this half-day workshop is $100 per person and $150 per couple. Sliding scale is available (I do not want finances to prevent any interested family members from participating). Part of the proceeds go to support NEA.BPD and NAMI.
Schedule: 8:45am. Registration
9:00am. Introduction & Orientation to DBT for family members. Mindfulness exercise
9:45am. Identifying the Problems as Individual Target Behaviors. The “Red Zone” of Emotion Dysregulation, Emotional Vulnerability & States of Mind Balanced Wise Mind and Mindfulness Skills
11:00am. Communicating with Validation Strategies. DEAR. Validation First
Noon Understanding the Patterns and Responding More Effectively. Responding to Red Zone Behaviors. Behavioral Chain of Problem & Solution Analysis
Next Steps and Practice: Your Ambitious Goals (with Commitment to Act)
To register, as well as for more information on the 12 week DBT Family Skills Training and Skills for Couples Groups, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.