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Zen and DBT

Zen and DBT

How does Zen mindfulness overlap with DBT? Behavioral Tech trainer and Zen teacher Randy Wolbert illustrates the essence of Zen and how it can lead to changes in behavior.

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What is meant by “Zen”?
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What was the reason behind incorporating Zen into DBT?
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How can we help clients gain a non-judgemental understanding of how their dysfunctional behaviours are linked to emotion deregulation?
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How does the essence of Zen create behaviour change?
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How is Zen mindfulness different to other types of mindfulness?
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What are the overlapping elements of Zen mindfulness and DBT?
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Why is Zen (i.e. seeing reality as it is) the start point of changing patterns of behaviour?
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How are the mechanisms of change in Zen mindfulness and DBT similar?
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How does engaging in Zen mindfulness help to gain insight into oneself?
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What is a core Zen practice? Especially when life gets hard.
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Does DBT teach a specific mindfulness meditation?
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How does DBT effectively balance a behavioral focus on change with radical acceptance?
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How has the Zen principle of the essential perfection of each moment been incorporated into DBT?
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