Dialectal behaviors are cognitive behavioral techniques that work to regulate emotions, reduce stress and help individuals master the concept of mindfulness. Stemming from the concept of unconditional self-acceptance, dialectical behaviors are key to claiming one’s authentic self and to accept their current level of emotional health and to properly plan out a healthy trajectory towards ones optimal emotional health. Mindfulness is one of the core concepts of dialectical behavior and is considered the foundation from which all thought and healthy skills are learned and maintained. The concept of mindfulness is derived from the meditative practices of traditional Buddhist practices and helps individuals to pay attention to the present moment, feel ones feelings fully, accept situations in a non-judgmental manner and gain healthy perspective. All tools in finding inner peace, maintaining optimal emotional health and learning to be mindful in all activities.
Mindfulness is paired with observation, description, participation and other skills that help one effectively balance the mind. Observation is a tool used to non-judgmentally look at the environment within and outside of our body and to understand what is truly going on in us, around us and within our ever changing situations. Description is a tool used to express what we have observed and should be exercised without judgmental statements. This is helpful in allowing others insights into what you are experiencing, how you are feeling and your emotional fitness goals. Participation is a tool that allows you to become fully focused on the singular activity you are currently participating in. Participation is the key to focus. If you are doing, you are in the moment. All of these tools parley into One-Mind mindfulness that allows for complete awareness, focus and keeps your mind from straying into judgmental emotion and lose focus. This is essential to regulating emotions, reducing stress and overcoming hurdles in life.