DBT and mindfulness training involves exploring various exercises and methods for managing one's thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
The videos below exemplify the thought diffusion technique which is one of many methods used in DBT / CBT to achieve the goal outlined by the serenity prayer - God grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.
Thought Diffusion Videos
Hope these videos, each lasting just about a minute get you started on your journey to skill up so you can manage your distress, improve tolerance abilities and reduce self-harm. In time, you will work out what works for you and become more resilient against being overwhelmed by stress.
Video 1: Thought Diffusion - Blowing Balloons
Video 2: Thought Diffusion - Blowing Petals