Is distraction a DBT skill? The key to using DBT’s distract skill:
Distract is a very effective short-term solution to help you avoid doing something you’ll later regret – but it’s not a solution to solving life’s problems. To solve life’s problems, you’ll have to draw on other DBT skills when you’re in your wise mind.
What are distraction techniques? Distraction techniques are a form of coping skill, taught during cognitive behavioural therapy. These techniques are used to distract and draw attention away from the auditory symptoms of schizophrenia, such as auditory hallucinations (e.g. voice-hearing) and intrusive thoughts.
What are distraction activities? It can be a hobby of yours, something that you usually do in your free time to unwind. Maybe it’s reading books, watching movies, playing with your pet, listening to music. You want to choose something you can easily do at short notice.
What are the Accept skills in DBT? The skill set she would use while waiting for Pete to come home is ACCEPTS . This DBT skill stands for Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Push away, Thoughts, and Sensation. These techniques are designed to keep your emotions manageable until you can resolve the problem.