Emotional Regulation Skills

DBT Emotional Regulation is all about managing our emotions rather than being managed by them. It teaches us how emotions work and empowers individuals to manage intense and overwhelming emotions effectively. Emotional regulation includes strategies and skills that teach acceptance and change to cope with current situations instead of avoiding them.

What we need to understand is how emotions are important to help us understand an experience or an emotional crisis. Through various DBT techniques under the framework of emotional regulation, we can learn to understand and tolerate emotions, reduce our vulnerability to negative emotions, and modulate them. The emotional regulation module encompasses strategies such as opposite action, where individuals are encouraged to act in ways that are contrary to their emotional urges, fostering emotional balance. It helps us explore ways to practice self-soothing techniques and cultivate emotional intelligence to navigate life’s challenges for resilience and well-being. DBT Emotional Intelligence consists of the following categories: