DBT encourages us to be non-judgmental, one-mindful, and choose behaviors that are effective.
- Take a non-judgmental stance means just that - do not judge things as good or bad, right or wrong.
- Instead of judging, DBT stresses that we focus on the consequence of our behavior.
- DBT also stresses accurate discrimination and a full description of what is observed.
- Ability to focus the mind (and awareness) in current moment.
- Try not to become distracted by thoughts or images of the past.
- Try to put your worries about the future away and focus on the task at hand.
- Engage in the activity of the moment with your eyes wide open.
- Do what works.
- Try not to worry about being “right”.
- Focus on the outcome you desire.