Basic Distress Tolerance Skills are based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which empower us to identify stressors as well as self-destructive coping strategies that we've developed. For the trauma brain, this is extremely useful, as we might find ourselves engaging in activities which temporarily meet our regulatory needs but might not be self-sustaining.
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The purpose of this blog will *always* be to maintain a judge-free space to explore and grow. I will promote neutrality toward activities which often go unexplored or receive negative attention. By choosing to read this blog, you are understanding that such activities may include substance use, self-harm, sexual expressions including sex work and queerness, compulsive addictions (workaholism, sex, gambling, gaming, internet, etc.), eating disorders, etc. I do not hold negative beliefs here. I do not hold a negative view for any of these topics, some of which are totally normal but might otherwise face discrimination or stigma by widely held views of society. Instead, what I promote here are coping mechanisms that optimize growth.
Basic Distress Tolerance Skills