Scott Spradlin, MA, specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT.) He is the founding editor of the DBT Bulletin.
Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life
How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You In Control
Author: Scott Spradlin, MA
When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups.
Simple step-by-step instructions to:
- Tolerate sorrow, anger and fear
- Understand your feelings
- Untangle complicated emotions
- Increase positive emotion
- Learn how to soothe yourself
- Clearly communicate your feelings
- End cycles of depression and anxiety
This book develops proven DBT techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments that show you how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. Learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment and become less judgmental about yourself when you do experience a surge. Avoid or reduce the distress that strong emotions cause you. This workbook teaches you to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life’s ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions.
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