DBT & FAST Skill

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that effectively treats various mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety. One of the key components of DBT is skills training to help individuals learn how to regulate their emotions, communicate effectively, and manage stress.

One specific set of skills often taught in DBT is the FAST skill. The FAST skill is an acronym for Fair, Apologies, Stick to values, and Truthful. It is a tool designed to help individuals communicate effectively in interpersonal relationships.

Breakdown of FAST

The Fair component of the FAST skill is about being fair to oneself and others. It involves taking the time to consider different perspectives and finding a reasonable compromise for everyone involved. This can be particularly useful when conflicts arise and emotions run high.

The Apologies component of the FAST skill is about taking responsibility for one's actions and apologizing when necessary. It is an integral part of building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we make mistakes, we must acknowledge them and take steps to make amends.

The Stick to values component of the FAST skill is about staying true to one's values, even in difficult situations. This involves standing up for what we believe in, even when it may be challenging or uncomfortable. By staying true to our values, we can build self-respect and integrity.

The Truthful component of the FAST skill is about communicating honestly with others. It involves speaking truthfully and avoiding deception, even when it may be tempting to do otherwise. By being truthful, we can build trust and strengthen our relationships.

The FAST skill is valuable for individuals learning to communicate effectively in their personal and professional relationships. By using the FAST skill, individuals can improve their ability to regulate their emotions and manage conflict, leading to improved well-being and overall quality of life.

How We Can Help

Grouport Therapy offers a 12-week remote dialectical behavior therapy series that uses skills like FAST to help individuals replace maladaptive behaviors and emotions that impact their daily lives and relationships.

Participants can join weekly sessions at the same time and receive a link to the next session after enrollment By joining the dialectical behavior therapy skills group at Grouport Therapy, individuals can improve their relationships, manage anxiety, reduce emotional suffering, and find hope for the future. Don't wait - sign up for the next session today!

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