What Is Wise Mind?
Wise Mind is a concept fundamental to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It is the balanced part of the person that comprises intuition and knowledge, also known as the “emotional mind” and “rational mind”. Many people refer to the Wise Mind as the fusion of emotion and reason, which allows individuals to make more balanced, constructive choices.
It is difficult for most people to uncover their Wise Mind, but doing so is possible, and it can be an instrument of healing for people seeking to overcome behavioral and emotional challenges. Learning to access Wise Mind allows individuals to determine which thoughts and impulses are rational and which are driven by emotion. This distinction helps participants undergoing various forms treatment, particularly Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, to cope with powerful emotions such as depression, anger, and anxiety. It also prevents them from attempting to shut off their emotions entirely, which is tempting for people who are often overwhelmed by negative feelings.
Wise Mind Provides a Strong Foundation for Mental and Emotional Health
Generally speaking, people have basic intuition and inner wisdom that tends to weigh in when we are in difficult or emotionally charged situations, such as arguments with loved ones, stressful circumstances at work, etc. Tapping into the Wise Mind helps participants in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy learn to listen to this inner wisdom and inform their word choices, responses to stress, and life decisions. When people seeking to overcome behavioral health challenges learn to listen to their own intuition and trust their own positive, inner reasoning, it can set them on a positive course forward, helping achieve long-lasting mental health and stability.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Chico
At Therapeutic Solutions, our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program has helped thousands of people overcome challenging behavioral health issues, such as:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Frequently undergoing emotional crises
- Mood disorders that are unaffected by medication and traditional treatment
- Self-harm and other destructive behaviors
- Impulsive behaviors like over-spending, losing temper, etc.
- Suicidal thoughts and impulses
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of the above, we can provide the sort of life-saving treatment, practical support, and positive encouragement necessary to achieve stability and long-term healing.
Call (530) 899-3150 today to speak to a member of our team or request a program assessment to find out if our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program in Chico is right for you.