Quick DBT Skills to Manage Intense Emotions
by Matthew McKay
This book is part of a series in which help is offered to those struggling a bit in daily life. I previously reviewed and recommend Pocket Therapy for Anxiety, another title in this series. Each book is written by experts in the field.
In this title, three practitioners offer thoughts on how to cope with the kinds of intense emotions that can be overwhelming in the moment. The techniques come from the field of dialectical behavior therapy. The chapter headings offer a good guide to what is in the book. A few of these include Identify Your Emotions, Take a Rest, Try Radical Acceptance and Cope on the Spot.
No book can take the place of working with a mental health practitioner if a person’s situation is overwhelming in a scary way that does not dissipate. But for those who are looking to better understand themselves and who can benefit from the coping strategies included in this book, it is a very good resource.
Note: This book is also a resource for therapists who are looking to review their knowledge base or to increase it.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.