Adopting a Dialectical Stance toward Recovery

Integrating a dialectical stance toward recovery gives clients permission to navigate a balance of acceptance and change. Rather than remaining chained to rigid and extreme patterns in behavior and thinking that fuel emotional distress, DBT allows clients to consider alternative ways of responding to intense emotions.

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The Scales

Oh, my goodness looking back now I cannot believe that I let something so insignificant have control over my life. How could scales tell you how to feel that can’t even talk.

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For Younger Renee

And I think about how awful it would be if I told this little girl how ugly or fat she was, or if I told her NOT to eat a certain food. I could never be so cruel to such a sweet girl, so I change my thought processing.

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Period

Now that I’ve experienced the loss of such a natural bodily phenomenon, I realize how important and beautiful menstruation is and will forever cherish it.

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The Cage Life

The not Love-ly, dirty, worn, dull bird that the feather had come from had more freedom than her.  It was not consumed by the day to day worries of what to eat, what to wear, where to go. The bird knows that today has enough trouble of its own and not to worry about tomorrow. 

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