Opposite Action and Emotion Regulation Skills in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Opposite Action is one of the emotion regulation skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, in which we learn how changes in our behavior can change how we feel.

Our moods and emotions tend to dictate how we behave, but acting in these ways tends to intensify what we’re already feeling. With opposite action, we act opposite to the way our feelings and emotions are telling us to act, and by acting in this opposite way, we calm our emotions and can improve our mood and the way we’re feeling.

DBT: Opposite Action Emotion Regulation Skill

 

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