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Distraction Skills
Self-Soothe/ IMPROVE Skills
Pros & Cons/Reality Acceptance
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Distress Tolerance skills are skills of acceptance
True or False

TRUE

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What is the distraction acronym?
ACCEPTS
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What is Self-Soothe?
Using the 5 senses to ground and comfort yourself
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What is Pros and Cons?

Thinking about the good and bad outcomes of tolerating and not tolerating distress.

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What are the Two categories of distress tolerance?

Crisis Survival and Acceptance 

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Distress Tolerance skills are designed to help you solve your problems.
True or False

False

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What is Contributing?

Refocusing attention from yourself to what you can do for others

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What is IMPROVE the Moment?

Replacing immediate negative events or emotions with more positive ones.

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What is Radical Acceptance?

Identifying what you have control over, what you don't have control over, and skillfully letting go of things you cannot control.

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Being willing is an example of what distress tolerance skill?

Acceptance

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What is a goal of using distress tolerance skills?

To get through the Red Zone without making a situation worse.

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What is the difference between Push Away and Avoidance?

With the Push Away skill, you only push away the thought/distress temporarily. You must bring it back when you're better ready to manage it!

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Give an example of Self-Soothe for each of the 5 senses

Examples: VISION: Walk in a pretty part of town. Look at the nature around you. HEARING:Listen to beautiful or soothing music, or sounds of the ocean. SMELL: Smell breakfast being cooked. Light a candle. TASTE: Have a special treat, and eat it slowly, savoring each bite. TOUCH: Take a bubble bath. Pet your dog

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What is not part of acceptance?
Agreement, Approval,
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What does it mean to be Willing?

Willing means that you make efforts to help, try something, accept things for what they are & not fight against them

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What does ACCEPTS stand for?

Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Pushing away, Thoughts, Sensations

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Provide the definition and give one example of Opposite Emotion

Acting opposite to our current emotional state/urge.

Example: Take a walk around the block when feeling tired 

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What does the IMPROVE acronym stand for?

Imagery, Meaning, Prayer, Relaxation, One Thing at a Time, Vacation, Encouragement

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What are the four options for painful situations?

1. Change the situation/Solve the problem

2. Change how you feel/think about the situation

3. Accept it

4. Stay miserable

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TRUE/FALSE: Distress tolerance skills should be used in every situation and for solving all problems.

FALSE - Distress tolerance skills will be most effective when they are reserved for a true crisis situation.

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Radical Acceptance is important because we have to learn how to try to eliminate pain in our lives.
True or False

FALSE: Pain cannot be avoided.

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Describe the proper way to use Comparison

Trying to compare your current situation or the current crisis to a situation that's worse than the one you're in now.

Ex: You could compare yourself to people who have less than you have or you could think about times in your life when things have been a lot harder or you didn't have the same resources you have now.  You're trying to get yourself to sort of say in your mind, 'Could be worse'.

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What are the two rules for Vacation?

1. Don't take vacations that will harm you.

2. Don't make your vacation too long.

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What is Turning the Mind?

Making a conscious decision to accept over and over

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What are the four categories of crisis survival strategies?

Distracting, Self-soothing, Improving the moment, Focusing on Pros and Cons

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