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ACCEPTS is an acronym that stands for Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Push away, Thoughts, and Sensation.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy treatment specifically adapted to treat individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions.

DBT treatment is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is used to help struggling individuals identify and positively change negative thinking patterns.

DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and The Middle Path.

DBT distress tolerance acronym ACCEPTS is a group of skills intended to help distract individuals and get through emotional situations one moment at a time. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals escape from their present distressing situation and return to it with a better mindset; the Wise Mind.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Individuals should use this worksheet as a way of learning to manage emotions and resolve situations/ problems. 

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DBT Tools. (© 2022). ACCEPTS Skill. Available at: https://dbt.tools/distress_tolerance/accepts.php.  [Accessed December 07, 2022]


Sunrise Residential Treatment Program. (© 2022). DBT Distress Tolerance Skills: Your 6-Skill Guide to Navigate Emotional Crises. Available at: https://sunrisertc.com/distress-tolerance-skills/. [Accessed December 08, 2022]