Conflict Resolution

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