ACT
DBT
CBT
Cognitive Distortions
Therapy
Acronyms
100

Process of becoming acquainted w/sensory experiences in the now. 

What is present moment?

100

What is wise mind? 

what is the combination of reasonable and emotional mind?

100

What is the idea behind CBT?

What is feelings impact thoughts which trigger behaviors.

100

sometimes called "black and white" thinking.

What is all or nothing thinking?

100

DBT

What is dialectical behavioral therapy?

200

The process of understanding and defining what is important to an individual in their life. Through this process of connecting to a deeper sense of what matters, it is possible to define purpose, direction and decision making for a richer and more vibrant future.

What are values?

200

Describe "ride the wave"

What is any version of this shall pass?

200

This technique instructs you to relax one muscle group at a time. 

What is progressive muscle relaxation?

200

Assuming that because we feel a certain way, it must be true.

Ex: I feel embarrassed, so I must be an idiot.

What is emotional reasoning? 

200

ACT

What is acceptance and commitment therapy?

300

This core therapeutic process means learning to "step back" & separate or detach from our thoughts, images and memories. 

What is defusion?

300

Name one "what skill"

Observe: just notice

Describe: apply words

Participate: enter into the experience

300

A mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity and calm both your mind and body.

What is mindfulness? 

300

Blowing things out of proportion, or inappropriately shrinking something to make it seem less important. 

What is magnification or minimization?

300

CBT

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

400

This core therapeutic process means opening up and making room for painful feelings, sensations, urges, and emotions.

What is Acceptance? 

400

Name a "How" skill?

One mindfully: in the moment

Non Judgmentally: just the facts

Effectively: focus on what works

400

A technique used to identify automatic thoughts and replace them with more balanced thoughts.

What is reframing? 

400

Imagining we know what others are thinking or predicting the future.

What is jumping to conclusions?

400

IMPROVE the moment 

Imagery, meaning, prayer, relaxation, one mindfully, vacation and encouragement.

500

The process of taking steps towards valued goals while experiencing uncomfortable feelings and thoughts.

What is committed action?

500

Going against what you impulsively want to do?

Example: -isolate and going out anyway

               -wanting to binge but calling a friend instead

What is opposite action? 

500

The act of keeping a record of your personal thoughts, feelings, insights and more.

What is journaling? 

500

Only paying attention to certain types of evidence.

What is mental filter?

500

DEAR MAN

Describe, express, ask, reinforce, stay mindful, act confident and negotiate. 

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