DBT: Option Analysis

A complicated person, with a complicated life

Options for Responding to Any Problem Situation

  1. Solve the problem.
  • Use my skills to solve the problem
  • Leave and come back to the situation later

2. Change my reaction to the problem.

  • Challenge my interpretation of events
  • Put problem in a new context (wise mind)
  • Can I re-frame this as a problem that I can solve?

3. Cope better with my reaction to the problem

  • Use distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills
  • Radically accept my reaction

4. Stay Miserable


Option Analysis Worksheet

Another quick way to remember is CALM




(Be) Miserable

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  1. Thanks for the re-blog!



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