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How to use DBT skills to manage the pain of grief

There are some self-help strategies in DBT for grief (DBT=dialectical behavior therapy) that I used to manage my pain from losing my child to suicide. Nothing takes the pain away but there are skills that can foster healing and that’s what these are. You can alter them to suit your process, or use them to spearhead ideas of your own.

Now I want to be clear that while I used these skills, I didn’t know at the time that they were actual DBT skills but looking back, I can now identify how I used them in my grief process. I’m … Read more...