Calming the Emotional Storm

Calming the Emotional Storm : Using Dialectical Behaviour Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic modality that was originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since the advent of this therapy, millions of people without the disorder have found DBT skills endlessly useful for helping manage out-of-control emotions and curbing impulsive behaviors that they just can't stop.

Calming the Emotional Storm is the first book to offer an accessible, general introduction to these DBT skills for anyone who feels overwhelmed by their emotions or feels that their emotions have led them to experience out-of-control behaviors and personal crises. Readers learn to understand and manage their emotions and begin to choose their actions rather than acting on impulses. They also practice calming their emotions in times of stress by embracing acceptance and fostering positive emotions about themselves. These life-changing skills can save many readers from unnecessary suffering due to the "emotional storm" inside.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 150 x 202 x 12mm | 220g
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1608820874
  • 9781608820870
  • 16,935

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"Calming the Emotional Storm is a reader-friendly manual that will teach readers how to manage difficult emotions. Each chapter prepares readers for helpful exercises on noticing and validating emotions. The dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills taught here are effective tools for improving self-esteem and work and personal relationships that will undoubtedly help readers gain a healthy balance in their lives, even in moments of crisis or stress. Calming the Emotional Storm will be a valuable asset to my clients and help them improve their overall well-being."
--Barbara L. Anschuetz, EdD, CTS, certified trauma specialist and traumatologist
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About Sheri Van Dijk

Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, is a mental health therapist in private practice and at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON, Canada. She specializes in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practice. She is author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder. Visit her online at
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