Based on CBT this approach is adapted to help individuals who have difficulty managing and regulating emotions, who may be prone to self-destructive behaviours.
It was developed for treating borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has been found to be useful for many mental health problems including self-harm, aggression, addiction, PTDS and depression. The aim of DBT is to help you understand and accept your difficult feelings, and stop being controlled by them. It also helps you accept reality and yourself as you are, whilst working towards making necessary changes to make life meaningful.
“Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are now, without judging.”