DBT Skills Coaching Videos

Welcome to LifeWork's Skills Coaching videos! Sometimes we all need a little support in "how" to use the skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Our skills coaching videos feature DBT crisis survival skills and are meant to supplement the work you've done in a DBT program. These videos will help you access skills in the moment or will serve as refreshers for skills you've already learned. You can pick the skills that may help you "get through the moment without making it worse".

These videos are not intended to replace skills training or coaching calls.

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10 videos, average time 6 min.

Therapists Jeff Brenneman, Rachael Livasy and Greg Rieger explain the crisis survival skills and provide tips on using them effectively. Skills include the TIPP Skills, the STOP Skill, the Self-Soothe Skills and Distraction Skills.

Manage Your Emotions

5 videos, average time 7 min.

Therapists Marcie Neal and Greg Rieger discuss the Cope Ahead, Opposite to Emotion Action and Mindfulness of Current Emotion skills in DBT and their role in calming intense levels of emotion.

Getting Through a Crisis
Feel Better Every Day
Feel Better Now

3 videos, average time 5 min.

Therapist Rachael Livasy discusses the Radical Acceptance skill in DBT, highlighting both its challenges and also its potential benefits in handling difficult events in our lives. 

Reduce Your Suffering
Feel Better Long-Term