Distress Tolerance Workshop (for Emotional Regulation)

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This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a three-week series and students will need to attend all three weeks in order. This is a DBT informed curriculum-driven series with structure and specific learning objectives and topics for each week. All participants will receive handouts with exercises to be completed both within and outside the group to facilitate their learning. Students will work to develop their own coping skills plan throughout this workshop.

Topic schedule:

Week 1: Defining Mindfulness, Wise Mind, and Distress Tolerance, Self-soothing, coping skills plan

Week 2: Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, TIPP Skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS

Week 3: Coping Ahead: Pro/Cons, Improve the Moment skill, Opposite Action to Change Emotions, coping skills plan

Location: Zoom
Time/Day: Fridays noon-1 p.m. via zoom


Series 1: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10

To Join: Email Holly Nicely, Psy.D. at holly-nicely@uiowa.edu to get the Zoom link and workbook

Friday, February 3, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact University Counseling Service in advance at 319-335-7294 or ucs@uiowa.edu.