We live in a world where conflict is inevitable. Learning how to navigate through these conflicts is an important aspect of finding peace and equanimity in our lives. Unresolved conflicts can lead to a myriad of difficulties such as sadness, unworthiness, anger, and even physical symptoms.
Learning how to resolve conflicts requires the development of conflict resolution skills that can identify and re-train maladaptive coping skills in favor of more effective ones. By increasing a person’s interpersonal effectiveness skills, an increased sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy is acquired.
How can DBT help?
- Acceptance and encouragement to try out new skills
- Interpersonal effectiveness using DEARMAN, GIVE, and FAST
- Problem Solving
- Mindful of Emotion
- Regulation of emotion and the use of Distress Tolerance skills
- Validation versus Invalidation