So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Let’s be real. Mental health therapy has been stigmatized for a very long time. There are so many myths, lies, and secrecy shrouding this awesome resource. I think it is time to break those beliefs down. You guys have asked for it, so I’m giving it to you. ThisContinue reading “So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?”

Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on August 18th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. It has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! In the midst of this month being Stress Awareness Month, I want to talk about something important: how you talk to yourself. How you talk toContinue reading “Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool”

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many of you are familiar with the principle of causation, right? You know, that crazy idea that there is an action that causes another action? We see it everyday in our lives: traffic causing us to be late, a red sock in with the whites in the laundry, makingContinue reading “Identifying Anxiety Triggers”

GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Hello and welcome back to the series of posts on interpersonal effectiveness skills. Today, were talking about a very important part of interpersonal effectiveness: relational effectiveness. What is relational effectiveness? I’m happy you asked! Let’s start exploring how we use relational effectiveness every day in our lives. Missed outContinue reading “GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness”

DEAR MAN: How I can be Objective with What I Want

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Welcome back to this series of posts on interpersonal effectiveness! I’m so happy you decided to take a deeper look at what interpersonal effectiveness is and how to use it in your daily life. In my last post, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, we discussed: Interpersonal effectiveness is how we interactContinue reading “DEAR MAN: How I can be Objective with What I Want”

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post was originally written and published on Thrive Global on August 12, 2021. You can find it directly at : Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills (thriveglobal.com) We are now rounding the corner on the DBT pillars! In my previous posts, like DBT and Distress Tolerance Skills and Emotional Regulation: TheContinue reading “Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills”

STOPP and Take Time for Emotional Regulation

Welcome back to discussing emotional regulation! I’m so happy that you chose to come back to learn about other ways to regulate your emotions and promote your mental wealth. If you recall from my last post, Emotional Regulation: The Power to Control Your Emotions, emotional regulation is the art of the following: Identifying and acknowledgingContinue reading “STOPP and Take Time for Emotional Regulation”

The Power of Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is a skillset we learn as a way to regulate and monitor our emotions. This is different than over-feeling our emotions or ignoring and avoiding them all together. Let me explain.

Distress Tolerance and How Wise Mind Helps us Accept What is Going on

Welcome back to the third episode of distress tolerance! I really love talking about distress tolerance skills! They help us increase frustration tolerance, build new connections between our prefrontal cortex and that darn amygdala, and release feel good neurotransmitters to calm down our triple F response. Because of all of those benefits, distress tolerance skills get 3 whole posts!

Distress Tolerance and Learning to ACCEPTS it

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Take a look at my Book Club to find out more. Thank you for supporting my small business! Welcome to distress tolerance episode 3! Last time you read, we talked a lot about what DBT therapy is and some of the distress tolerance skills use. IContinue reading “Distress Tolerance and Learning to ACCEPTS it”