Emotion Regulation for you life

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Original book title in English: Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life for teens Dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others Author: Sheri Van Dijk A Division of New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Publicated in: 2011

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About Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life workbook

Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life for teens is a workbook, based on Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills. It is for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others. DBT has many useful tecniques for you, to enhance yiur emotion regulation. By incorporating DBT skills into their lives, teenagers can experience improved emotional well-being, enhanced self-awareness, and more satisfying relationships. These skills provide them with practical tools to navigate the challenges of adolescence and develop a strong foundation for emotional resilience in adulthood.

I translated this book in 2015 for Persian-speaking teenagers in Iran. I believe that due to various social and political reasons, these teenagers are unable to access high quality psychological services.

What is Emotion Regulation?

Emotion regulation refers to the ability to effectively manage and control one’s emotions in order to adaptively respond to different situations. It involves the processes by which individuals monitor, evaluate, and modify their emotional experiences and expressions. Emotion regulation plays a crucial role in maintaining psychological well-being and interpersonal relationships. Effective emotion regulation strategies can help individuals cope with stress, regulate their mood, and make better decisions. On the other hand, difficulties in emotion regulation can contribute to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and impulse control disorders. Techniques for improving emotion regulation include mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal, and problem-solving skills.

What is Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) offers valuable skills specifically tailored for teenagers to effectively manage their emotions and improve their interpersonal relationships. Emotion regulation is a key aspect of DBT that equips teens with tools to identify and understand their emotions. By learning to recognize triggers and develop healthy coping mechanisms, teens can effectively manage their mood swings and prevent them from spiraling out of control.

In the context of emotion regulation, DBT teaches teens strategies such as mindfulness, which helps them stay present and aware of their emotions without judgment. This practice allows teens to acknowledge their feelings and respond to them in a more constructive manner. Additionally, DBT teaches teens how to validate their emotions, recognizing that all emotions are valid and deserving of attention.

Another important aspect of emotion regulation in DBT for teens is learning to tolerate distress. This skill helps teens cope with intense emotions, such as anger or sadness, without resorting to destructive behaviors. Techniques like deep breathing, grounding exercises, and distraction techniques are taught to help teens effectively manage their emotions and prevent them from overwhelming them.

Furthermore, DBT emphasizes the development of interpersonal effectiveness skills for teenagers. These skills focus on improving communication and relationships with others. By learning effective communication strategies, problem-solving techniques, and assertiveness skills, teens can navigate conflicts more effectively and build healthier relationships with their peers and family members.

Original book title in English: Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life for teens
Dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others
Author: Sheri Van Dijk
A Division of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Publicated in: 2011

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