Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy is a form of therapy that was specially developed for chronically suicidal patients with a borderline disorder. It was developed in the 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan. The basis for dialectical behavioral therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. There are also strategies for acceptance and change. These include talk psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, hypnotherapy and Zen Buddhism, a form of meditation. The therapy consists of individual and group sessions. In individual therapy, the various problems are prioritized and treated according to their urgency.
The order usually looks like this:
Impairments in quality of life
Lack of behavioral skills
The influence of meditation techniques, gestalt therapy and hypnotherapy contribute significantly to stabilization, emotion regulation and building self-esteem.