Emotional Regulation Skills

Source: DBT Tools

Author/Writer: Based on the work of Marsha Linehan

Date of publication: 2023


The website describes what emotions are, the purpose of emotional regulation and six emotional regulation skills. The skills include the following: STOP, opposite action, ABC please, build mastery, cope ahead, and positive self-talk. For each skill there is a hyperlink to another webpage which describes how to practice that specific skill in detail.

Key Findings

One’s emotions can impact their performance at their job, their employment and their ability to gain employment. Experiencing barriers to employment can also impact one’s emotions and cause similar difficulties. As a result, it is important to be able to identify the emotions one is feeling and regulate emotions if necessary.

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