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  DBT Scriptural Correlations


     There are, for some, a reluctance to involve themselves in DBT thinking it to be drawing them to Buddhism, etc. or away from their religion; from the Christian standpoint...this does not hold true; it may be viewed that God gives us the necessary knowledge (or light) that we need in any current situation to overcome difficult life scenarios-as troubles increase so will knowledge: Rom 11:33 "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!"; 2Ch 1:12 "Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee"; 1Ti 2:4 "Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." -in distressing situations, one might find it impossible to see the way to a healthy resolve; thus, God would want you to use any skills you might acquire to clear your mind and get yourself to a place where you can open that door to Him with clear thinking and calmness. DBT, while it does draw from Eastern meditative points of reflection, that is where the relationship ends. DBT in no way incorporates these Eastern/Buddhist meditative/reflective components to draw one to a certain religious path; rather, DBT merely uses some of the logic of those practices that, in proof via long-term evaluation conducted in careful studies, produces beneficial results in improving the quality of one's life...and that is the mindset of the Christian, to improve the quality of the Christian way of life...and, DBT can help the Christian grow in faith in various ways. Below are some Biblical correlations as they apply to DBT components; these are in no way exhaustive and in further in-depth self-study the Christian can see they may utilize DBT therapy without reserve or hesitation. Download an attractive PowerPoint Presentation-which can be shown or distributed to others. Or, Download this document. (These documents differ, so you might want to download both!)

  WISE MIND-MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  NON JUDGMENTAL STANCE-MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  OBSERVE-MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  DESCRIBE-MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  EFFECTIVENESS -MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  ONE MINDFULLY- "IN THE MOMENT" MINDFULNESS SKILLS

  BUILD POSITIVE EXPERIENCES-EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS

  BUILD MASTERY-EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS

  OPPOSITE TO EMOTION ACTION-EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS

  REDUCE VULNERABILITY-EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS - "P.L.E.A.S.E." SKILLS

  RELATIONSHIP EFFECTIVENESS-INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS - G.I.V.E.

  OBJECTIVE EFFECTIVENESS-INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS "D.E.A.R. M.A.N."

  SELF RESPECT EFFECTIVENESS-INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS "F.A.S.T."

  RADICAL ACCEPTANCE-DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

  DISTRACT-DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

  SELF SOOTHE-DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

  PROS AND CONS-DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

  IMPROVE THE MOMENT-DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS