The DBT Workbook for Emotional Relief

The DBT Workbook for Emotional Relief

Fast-Acting Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Balance Out-of-Control Emotions and Find Calm Right Now

Sheri Van Dijk


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Fast-acting “emotional rescue” tools grounded in proven-effective DBT to help you find quick relief from intense thoughts and feelings, as well as core emotion regulation skills to help you stay balanced.

Do you have difficulty managing your emotions? If you’re like most people, the answer is most likely an emphatic, “Yes!” Dealing with emotions is challenging, and it’s easy to misunderstand those feelings—especially in the heat of the moment when it feels like they’re ganging up on you from all directions. Getting hijacked by your emotions can leave you feeling helpless—with nowhere to go and nothing or no one to help you. If only you had tools at the ready to extinguish the turmoil before it starts raging.

In this breakthrough workbook, renowned dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) expert Sheri Van Dijk delivers fast-acting emotional rescue tools that you can put into practice right now to effectively manage your feelings and prevent meltdowns. You’ll learn essential skills for staying calm when things feel overwhelming—including mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Putting these newfound skills into practice will help you take charge of your emotions, reduce pain and suffering, focus more on positive feelings, and improve your overall quality of life.

Dealing with emotions is tricky; the good news is you no longer have to go it alone. If you’re tired of trying and failing to find balance—and want fast relief from the emotional storm—this workbook has you covered.

This emotional “quick-rescue” kit will help you:

  • Understand and identify your emotions
  • Reduce emotional reactivity and mood swings
  • Increase self-awareness and self-compassion
  • Get unstuck from unhealthy thinking and behavior patterns
  • Find balance when emotions are too intense


Sheri Van Dijk:
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, is a psychotherapist, and renowned dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) expert. She is author of several books, including Calming the Emotional Storm, Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens, and The Self-Harm Workbook for Teens. Her books focus on using DBT skills to help people manage their emotions and cultivate lasting well-being. She is also the recipient of the R.O. Jones Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association.