Emotion Regulation, Problem Solving and Action Plans

When we’re experiencing a difficult or unpleasant emotion, sometimes we can change how we feel by changing our thoughts or behavior. But if our emotion fit the facts, our thoughts are accurate, and our behaviours are reasonable for this situation, there may not be much we can change about how we’re thinking or acting.

So instead, if we want to change our emotion, we need to figure out a way to resolve the situation or event that’s leading us to feel this way. And we do this by problem solving, and then coming up with an action plan to implement our solution.

Problem Solving and Action Plans in DBT

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