Mindfulness for Self-Harm: A DBT Skills Video

June 12, 2019 Kayla Chang

Using mindfulness for self-harm is a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skill. DBT is an effective type of treatment used for issues with self-harm. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), it is currently used to treat a variety of mental illnesses such as eating disorders and chronic depression. DBT targets emotion dysregulation to help patients cope with the severity of their distress.

In this video, I teach you how to use mindfulness skills, one of the core components of DBT, to cope with your self-harm urges. Mindfulness in DBT is all about staying aware of the present moment and of how you are feeling in the present moment, and learning to accept them as they are. 

APA Reference
Chang, K. (2019, June 12). Mindfulness for Self-Harm: A DBT Skills Video, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 16 from

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