Mindfulness for Self-Harm: A DBT Skills Video

June 12, 2019 Kayla Chang

Using mindfulness for self-harm is a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skill. Dialectical behavior therapy is an effective type of treatment used for issues of self-harm. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), it is currently used to treat a variety of mental illnesses such as eating disorders and chronic depression. Dialectical behavior therapy targets emotion dysregulation to help patients cope with the severity of their distress.

Self-Harm and Mindfulness

In this video, I teach you how to use mindfulness skills, one of the core components of DBT, to cope with your self-harm urges. Mindfulness in DBT is all about staying aware of the present moment and of how you are feeling in the present moment, and learning to accept these feelings as they are. 

APA Reference
Chang, K. (2019, June 12). Mindfulness for Self-Harm: A DBT Skills Video, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 24 from

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