Another of the five DBT skill sets is emotion regulation. As you may notice, there is overlap between the sets, because each interrelates with and supports the others.
The first emotion regulation skill for Maria was the SEEDS report, another acronym that stands for symptoms, eat, exercise, drugs, and sleep. None are directly connected to emotions, but they are relevant because we have a mind-body connection: the better our body feels, the better our minds will be.
The SEEDS report helps us figure out what’s going on in our bodies. Maria learned to develop awareness in each of the areas, and create specific plans to address them if necessary.