DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People
Make Emotional Sensitivity Your Superpower Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Powerful skills to build emotional resilience and celebrate your sensitivity for the gift it is!
Have you been told that you are “too sensitive?” Do your emotions often feel intense or overwhelming? If so, you may be a highly sensitive person (HSP). HSPs are often empathic, intuitive, and passionate; but they can also struggle with strong emotions. This book will help you understand and balance your emotions, and reframe your emotional sensitivity as a strength—not a weakness.
Using skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this evidence-based guide will show you how to increase emotional resilience and learn to appreciate your sensitivity for the superpower it is! With this book, you’ll learn to understand and regulate your emotions, “read” your body’s physical responses to difficult emotions, and discover effective ways to self-soothe when the outside world feels overwhelming. You’ll also find strategies to help you deal with difficult or challenging interactions with others.
Emotional sensitivity is a gift; but it’s important to learn how to manage your emotions, so they don’t get in the way of relationships and reaching your goals. With this book as your guide, you’ll find the balance you need to be your very best.
“Emma Lauer hit a home run with her concept for DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People. As an eating disorder specialist and trauma specialist for the past twenty years, I have seen all too many clients get ‘over diagnosed’ due to symptoms of trauma and a highly sensitive temperament. Emma’s book offers a comprehensive ‘how to’ for these sensitive individuals to learn to emotionally regulate, practice self-care, and to reframe their sensitive nature as a strength versus a weakness or something that needs to be toned down to make others comfortable. Every therapist needs this on their bookshelf!”
—Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)-certified therapist, founder of EMDR Collective, certified eating disorder specialist with IAEDP, and EMDR-certified trauma specialist with EMDRIA ~Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S
“DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People by Emma Lauer is a game-changing book that is tailored toward those who identify as highly sensitive, and explains how you can apply dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) concepts toward that temperament! This book will help so many people and is a much-needed topic in the therapy space!”
—Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C, founder of The Eating Disorder Center, and coauthor of The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery ~Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C
“This book provides the highly sensitive person (HSP) the tools they need to access their inner GPS, and use their emotions and thoughts to help them navigate through life. Emma Lauer shows how emotional sensitivity, with its accompanying empathy and compassion, can become a gift they have been given—and a gift they bring to the world.”
—Anita Johnston, PhD, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, executive clinical director of Ai Pono Eating Disorder Programs, and founder of Light of the Moon Cafe ~Anita Johnston, PhD
“DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People is more than a self-help book; it feels like a hug. In a society where emotional sensitivity is considered a weakness, Emma offers a refreshing reframe. She invites us to see our sensitivity as a superpower, while offering practical tools for better regulating our emotions. If you have ever felt at odds with your emotions, don’t skip this one. It will transform your life.”
—Jaime Castillo, LCSW, therapist, founder of @findyourshinetherapy, EMDRIA-approved consultant, and author of What Happened to Make You Anxious? ~Jaime Castillo, LCSW
“DBT Skills For Highly Sensitive People is an excellent resource for anyone who has ever felt like they’re just too sensitive, too emotional, and too much. Lauer includes many easy-to-use tools that you can begin implementing today. If you’re looking for a book that will help you lean into your sensitive nature and use it for good, this is it.”
—Whitney Goodman, licensed marriage and family therapist, and author of Toxic Positivity ~Whitney Goodman