Tolerate Distress

Distress comes in many forms and Dialectical Behavior Therapy has compiled a variety of skills to help tolerate the different types of distress. If a problem cannot be solved today, it is recommended to use Distract skills with Wise Mind A.C.C.E.P.T.S. If I cannot leave a problem and must work my way through it, I can I.M.P.R.O.V.E. the Moment. If I am vacillating between two ideas or plans of action, I can use the DBT version of Pros and Cons. And these are only a few distress tolerance skills taught in DBT. Look into this article to get a brief overview of each of the distress tolerance sills and how to use them.