- The purpose of the HALT skill is to reduce vulnerability to relapse.
- The purpose of the STOP skill is to stop relapse.
- The purpose of the pros and cons skill is to help clients decide between an impulsive behavior vs a coping skill.
- HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.
- We are more likely to relapse when we are in one of those states.
- The purpose of pros and cons is to decide between pursuing a mindless behavior vs using a coping skill.
- Think through the pros and cons of acting on their impulse vs using a coping skill.
Greetings, and welcome to the fourth video in this module. In the previous lesson, we introduced the coping mindset of radical acceptance. In this lesson, we will introduce the concept of everyday acceptance and contrast the concepts of willingness vs willfulness. So, let’s get started.
In the previous lesson, we introduced radical acceptance. Whereas radical acceptance refers to acceptance of drastic life situations such as major traumas or tragedies, everyday acceptance, in contrast, refers to acceptance of normal everyday situations that may arise. Such as, maybe, minor irritations, setbacks, disappointments, delays, or changes in your plans.
Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT skills training manual (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.
Everyday acceptance refers to dealing with minor issues before they become major issues. You can think of everyday acceptance as sort of a daily attitude adjustment which conditions us to becoming better at radical acceptance. In other words, if every single day we practice accepting the little things, it then becomes easier for us to also accept the bigger challenges posed by life.
Linehan, M. M. (2015). DBT skills training manual (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.,Reutter, K. (2019). The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook for PTSD: Practical exercises for overcoming trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (1st ed.). New Harbinger Publications.