DBT Group Denver: Eating Disorder Recovery

DBT Group Denver: Eating Disorder Recovery

DBT Group Denver – February 8 thru March 29, 6-7:30pm

Do you want to change your relationship with food? Have you made some New Year’s resolutions and are hoping is that in 2017 you can find solutions to create a freedom point with food, eating and body image? DBT can help you!

Have you heard of DBT? Perhaps you’ve heard this term in the therapy world or have read about it online. Maybe you’re curious how DBT can help you. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of tangible evidence-based treatment that can help with a variety of issues. I especially find it helpful for people with eating disorders or disordered eating. In my experience as a therapist, I have used DBT for seven years and have found it to work wonders with people who have binge eating disorder, food addiction, restrict food, or have anorexia or bulimia. DBT can help you change your life and have the relationship with food that you have been searching for.

There are four main components to DBT. They include Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. In the DBT Group Denver (starting February 8), we will encompass all four principles and apply them to your relationship with food, as well as what’s underneath your struggle. Below I will give a brief example of how each of the four DBT principles can apply to you.

In the DBT Group Denver, we’ll use distress tolerance to find new and healthy ways to cope with stress and other of life’s challenges instead of either overeating or under-eating. Stop beating yourself up for engaging in disordered eating and find new ways to cope and heal. You will discover strategies to deal with the ups and downs in life and feel good about your choices!

For the mindfulness component, the DBT Group Denver will teach you how to be present and stay mindful rather than thinking about the past or the future in a way that triggers you to want to overeat or under-eat. Often when we get stuck thinking about the past this can lead us to sadness and depression. If we spiral and think too much about the future, we often feel anxiety. Instead, DBT can teach you how to stay present and engaged with each moment.

With emotion regulation, the DBT Group Denver will help you to regulate tough emotions as well as joyous emotions so that you can eat in a balanced and healthy way, not in a negative or disempowering way.

In the Interpersonal Effectiveness unit, DBT Group Denver will teach you how to engage with others in the way that you feel strong, assertive and balanced. You’ll learn how to get your needs met while being respectful of others needs and wants. I invite you to learn how to better your lives in many ways and find your freedom point from negativity through DBT!


If you’re looking for more guidance about DBT SKILLS, contact Rebecca Sculley, MA, NCC, LPC – the author of this blog article. Rebecca is an EDIT™ Certified Counselor, and has a specialty in DBT Skills. EMAIL REBECCA OR LEARN MORE: http://positivepathways.com/edit-certified-counselors/

Join the next DBT GROUP DENVER which is facilitated by Rebecca. This group focuses on using DBT Skills to prevent disordered eating and other addictive or compulsive behaviors. MORE INFO about this and other groups: http://positivepathways.com/workshops-and-groups/

Interested in a FREE consultation? Dr. Dorie would like to get to know you and give you feedback about EDIT™ individual therapy and group options. Call 720-606-3242 or learn more: http://positivepathways.com/free-consultation/

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