Mindfulness skills are used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as a way for clients to learn how to gain awareness of, and learn to accept, their emotions. Developing these skills will help your client better manage their response to distressing situations.
The concept of mindfulness, mindful activities, and mindfulness meditation are summarized in this worksheet. Give this DBT worksheet to clients as a reminder of skills they have learned and practiced in session. This worksheet can also be a helpful guide to help teach clients about mindfulness for the first time.
1. Gratz, K. L., Tull, M. T., & Wagner, A. W. (2005). Applying DBT mindfulness skills to the treatment of clients with anxiety disorders. In Acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches to anxiety (pp. 147-161). Springer, Boston, MA.