Goals of Distress Tolerance:
Overview: Crisis surval skills
These skills for tolerating painful events, urges, and emotions when you cannot make things better right away.
You will learn:
WHEN TO USE CRISIS SURVIVAL SKILLS:
1. You are in a crisis - when the situation is:
Highly Stressful; Short-term (that is, it won't last a long time); Creates intense pressure to resolve the crisis now.
2. Use crisis survival skills when:
You have intense pain that cannot be helped quickly.
You want to act on your emotions, but it will only make things worse.
Emotion mind threatens to overwhelm you, and you need to sty skillful.
You are overwhelmed, yet demands must be met.
Arousal is extreme, but problems can't be solved immediately.
3. DON'T USE CRISIS SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR:
Solving all of your life problems.
Making life worth living.