DBT Mindfulness Skills Group (12 weeks)
The 12-week DBT Mindfulness Skills Group covers all of the mindfulness skills from each DBT module; it is an excellent introduction to mindfulness concepts and practice. DBT Mindfulness Skills Training is based on Zen practices, as well as on research that shows mindfulness can have positive effects on both our mental and physical health. This group focuses comprehensively on mindfulness, to deliver skills that can decrease our suffering, increase our happiness, increase our sense of freedom, increase our attentional control, and help us experience reality without painful interpretations or assumptions. This group culminates in a participant-led practice session.
Skills covered include:
• Mindfulness—wise mind, observe, describe, participate, nonjudgmentalness, one-mindfulness, effectiveness, mindfulness from a spiritual perspective, loving kindness, dialectics, skillful means, and walking the middle path.
• Distress Tolerance—minority stress for sexual and gender minorities, body scan meditation, sensory awareness, mindfulness of current thoughts, radical acceptance, turning the mind, willingness, half-smiling, and willing hands.
• Emotion Regulation—mindfulness of current emotions
• Interpersonal Effectiveness—mindfulness of others day/time TBD
Wednesday evenings, July to October 2023 / led by Alayo Bascome, DBT Therapist and Paula Carrizosa, DBT Therapist
Tuesday evenings, November 2023 to January 2024 / led by Lauren Clapp, DBT Therapist and Alayo Bascome, DBT Therapist
Wednesday evenings, February to May 2024 / led by Rebecca-Emma Kaplan, DBT Therapist and Lauren Clapp, DBT Therapist
Fee: DBT groups have a tiered pricing structure ranging from $10 to $160 per week. Detailed information about the tiered pricing of DBT skills groups offered at our practice is on this page.
You are eligible for this group if:
• You’re attending regular, individual therapy.
• You're willing to attend group on a regular basis (missing no more than 2 meetings in a row).
• You're willing to lead a mindfulness practice for fellow participants.
• You're willing to avoid coming to group under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
• You're willing to practice skills outside of group.
• You're willing to keep information obtained during group (including the names of fellow participants) strictly confidential.
• You're willing to call/email providers ahead of time when you will arrive late or miss a meeting.
• You're willing to avoid private relationships with fellow group members.
• You're willing to pay your bill.
Note: If attending via Zoom, we require you to attend from a private space to preserve the confidentiality of fellow group members. Additionally, we ask that you have access to technology that allows you to: (A) see material (e.g., teaching slides, teaching videos, fellow members, etc.) on a screen; (B) listen to facilitators and participants; (C) participate with your camera on; and (D) participate with your microphone on.