Watching Our Thoughts

Mindfulness of current thoughts is one of the DBT distress tolerance skills. I put my video about Mindfulness of Thoughts in the mindfulness skills section. But I have a couple of videos about specific mindfulness of thoughts techniques that I’ll include here under distress tolerance skills.

When we’re feeling distressed, we often get stuck in our heads, thinking in circles with our minds racing, completely detached from anything outside of our thoughts. This is the opposite of being mindful. It’s very stressful, and can leave us feeling even more distressed. When we’re able to get out of our heads, and simply observe our thoughts mindfully, we reduce our levels of distress. In the video below we’ll learn how to be mindful of our thoughts by just watching them and letting them go.

Watching Thoughts and Letting Them Go

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