Out of control emotions can make it hard to maintain friendships, romantic relationships and can even jeopardise our careers. Many of us never learned the skills we need to cope with difficult emotions, and that makes it impossible to deal effectively with stressful or distressing situations that inevitably come up in our lives. This course teaches participants how to recognise, understand and regulate emotions so that they have more choices about how to manage day to day stressors and distressing events.
The next course starts 26th January 2021 2-4pm GMT.
£320 (GBP) / $420 (USD).
If you would like to attend this course but are not able to pay the full fee please contact me and we will try to work something out. Sign up here.
What will I have to do?
You will attend a 2-hour session each week and complete homework between sessions – this usually takes between 20 minutes and an hour. You will be invited to join a slack channel where additional resources will be posted and you will be invited to ask any questions that you have.
What do you do in a group meeting?
We start with a mindfulness exercise, then in each session after the first we would go through the homework and discuss each of our experiences with it. Then we would have a 5-10 minute break. After the break, we would learn a new skill in one of the areas I describe above.
Is this group therapy?
No, its learning new skills. I’m here to facilitate learning, on the understanding that we are peers that are seeking to learn these skills together. Each participant is an expert in their life, and will have a different relationship to the skills. This group is about learning more options for dealing with emotions and the challenges that we face in life.
Do I need to have a diagnosis to come to this group?
Absolutely not. DBT assumes that some people have a harder time coping with emotions than others, and managing impulses or behaviours. It suggests some of this is biological, but some comes from an invalidating social environment. Sadly, many of us live within one of those! Especially if we are queer, sex workers, people of colour, disabled etc.
Who will be there?
The group will have no more than 20 participants. If more than 20 people are interested in attending then a second group will be set up.
Who is this for?
This course is for people who are interested in developing resilience, living authentically and improving their relationships (and ending toxic ones).
Who is this course not for?
People that want quick fixes, people that don’t want to do homework or practice skills and people that will judge the life choices of others in the group.