For Yourself

Managing Intense Emotions

It is very normal to feel intense emotions some of the time and to be confused about why you feel the way you do. We all experience emotions. Some emotions are more distressing than others and some have different ways of managing them. In addition, it is normal to feel misunderstood and confused about who you are some of the time, especially if you find that your emotions are intense, change quickly, or seem to be in control of your behaviour. 

You want to feel at your best, be emotionally balanced, enjoy amazing relationships, and live a life of meaning and fulfillment.  Learning how to deal with painful emotions, increases the quality of your relationships, and increases the positives in your life.

The problem is that you may not have the skills to create those positive changes, which may lead you to feel frustrated and hopeless.  Everyone deserves to live with happiness and peace.

We understand how frustrated you may feel to not know how to cope with life challenges and build positives, which is why we have spent years learning the most effective techniques to help you deal with painful emotions and create the life you want to live. 

If you’re looking to deal with stress and difficult emotions, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) could be a good option for you. DBT is an effective, science-based therapy that helps people — many of whom experience significant mental health challenges — build a life they find worthwhile. In DBT, you identify what this kind of life looks like for you and learn the skills to make it happen.

DBT is a type of talking therapy. It’s based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but it’s specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. 

‘Dialectical’ means trying to understand how two things that seem opposite could both be true. For example, accepting yourself and changing your behaviour might feel contradictory. However, DBT teaches that it’s possible for you to achieve both these goals together.

Whether you are experiencing challenges with feeling confused about yourself, maintaining healthy relationships, and/or regulating emotions, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) can help you learn skills to manage these difficulties and build a life worth living. We can help.

DBT Skills Training Groups

24 Weeks of Learning about Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

DBT Mindfulness Training

8 Weeks of Research-Based Mindfulness Training. Originally part of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, STG now offers the training separately.

Skill Training for Adults with ADHD

8 Weeks of Research-based training combining Mindfulness Strategies to effectively take charge of managing your ADHD symptoms.

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) is a highly effective form of therapy focusing on Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. It was developed at top universities in the world, including Washington State university by Dr. Marsha Linehan.
DBT Training Programs