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Why DBT Skills Training Can Fail

Why DBT Skills Training Can Fail

If you have come across this post, you are likely aware that dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach to support individuals who struggle with emotion dysregulation. Practitioners who incorporate DBT into their clinical work say that DBT is magical for some clients because it can propel these individuals into taking steps to lead a life worth living. Unfortunately, that magic seems to elude other clients, many of whom would greatly benefit from emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. If you have facilitated a group on DBT skills, you may find the following scenario quite familiar: Every client in the group holds a paper copy of Distress Tolerance Handout 11 from the infamous DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets manual. Each group member is taking turns reading about radical acceptance. As you begin to expand on why it is important to accept reality, you notice clients nodding off, one by one. To engage the group, you ask, “Is anyone willing to share a reality they are currently fighting?” Nobody answers. You provide a personal …

“It should be part of any fitness routine”—get a taste for strength training with this expert’s four-move dumbbell workout

“It should be part of any fitness routine”—get a taste for strength training with this expert’s four-move dumbbell workout

“Strength training has so many health benefits that it should be part of any fitness routine,” according to The Gym Group master trainer Jenni Tardiff.  Her point is hard to argue with, considering lifting weights can strengthen your muscles and bones, boost your metabolism and even improve your mood. But where should you start, if the weights area is out of your comfort zone? Try Tardiff’s four-move full-body dumbbell routine, which can be done at home or in a quiet corner of the gym. It takes 30 minutes and targets a wide range of muscles, including those found in your legs, arms, back and core. Jenni Tardiff Social Links Navigation Master trainer at The Gym Group The Gym Group’s master trainer, Jenni Tardiff, has over a decade of experience in the fitness industry. She leads various exercise classes, including cycling, circuits and yoga, and recently became The Gym Group’s HYROX Academy master trainer and coach. How to do Jenni Tardiff’s four-move dumbbell workout Goblet squat 3×12-15 Chest press 3×12-15 Bent-over row 3×12-15 Alternating lunge 3×10 …

Strength training is vital for women’s muscle health. But protein is also key : Shots

Strength training is vital for women’s muscle health. But protein is also key : Shots

This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Aubrey/NPR This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR If you’ve seen a loved one take a bad fall – like my mother did a few months ago – you know the importance of muscle strength. Muscle mass peaks in our 30s and then starts a long, slow decline. Muscle-loss, also called sarcopenia, affects more than 45% of older Americans, especially women. “As a country, we are under-muscled,” says Richard Joseph, a wellness-focused physician. It’s a key culprit of physical decline. Loss of strength increases the risk of falling, the top cause of death from injury in older adults. The Office on Women’s Health recently launched a sarcopenia awareness campaign to elevate the issue. The good news: No matter your age, you can take steps to maximize your strength. Resistance training is key, but equally important, is eating …

“I love strength training because of how it makes me feel”: Try this trainer’s nine-move home workout to boost your mood and build muscle

“I love strength training because of how it makes me feel”: Try this trainer’s nine-move home workout to boost your mood and build muscle

Most people don’t need to spend an hour in the gym to make strides towards their health and fitness goals.  This dumbbell workout is designed to strengthen your upper-body, lower-body and core in just 35 minutes.  “This workout is great for a busy week when you might not get the chance to train muscle groups individually,” says its creator, NASM-certified women’s fitness specialist Alayna Curry. “You don’t need a lot of equipment either, just a few pairs of dumbbells and enough space for the size of a yoga mat.” How to do Alayna Curry’s dumbbell workout Squat to overhead press 3×10 Standing chest press 3×10 Lateral raise to hammer curl 3×10  Overhead triceps extension 3×10 Hand-release push-up 3×10 Glute bridge march 3×10  Dead bug 3×10 Toe touch 3×10 Windshield wipers 3×10  Perform the exercises listed above as a circuit, completing 10 repetitions of each one in turn. Once you’ve completed all nine moves, rest for 90 seconds then repeat this sequence. Continue to do this until you’ve finished three rounds in total.  Curry also recommends …

The FTC warned about ‘quiet’ TOS changes for AI training. Here’s why it might not be enough.

The FTC warned about ‘quiet’ TOS changes for AI training. Here’s why it might not be enough.

This week, the FTC warned companies that ‘quietly’ changing their Terms of Service, as a result of the powerful business incentives to turn user data into AI training fuel, could be unfair and deceptive. “Companies might be tempted to resolve this conflict by simply changing the terms of their privacy policy so that they are no longer restricted in the ways they can use their customers’ data.” an FTC blog post said. “And to avoid backlash from users who are concerned about their privacy, companies may try to make these changes surreptitiously. But market participants should be on notice that any firm that reneges on its user privacy commitments risks running afoul of the law.” The FTC offered strong language, but its warning is late in coming. In July 2023, for example, Google updated its privacy policy to allow the company to use public data to improve its AI models. And in August 2023 VentureBeat reported on the news that Zoom had made silently made changes to its TOS clarifying that the company can train …

Dua Lipa has men fighting for her attention in Training Season music video

Dua Lipa has men fighting for her attention in Training Season music video

Dua Lipa has men fighting for her attention in ‘Training Season’ credit:Bang Showbiz Dua Lipa has men fighting over her in her music video for ‘Training Season’. The 28-year-old pop star has dropped the latest track from her upcoming third studio album alongside a promo that sees the singer joined in a crowded cafe by the men who failed to “date her right” before things quickly transcend into chaos as they fight for her attention. She said of the track in a statement: “I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw. The next morning I arrived to the studio to Caroline and Tobias asking me how it all went and I immediately declared ‘TRAINING SEASON IS OVER,’ and like the best ‘day after’ debriefs with your mates, we had a lot of laughs and it all quickly came together from there.” She added: “And while it is obviously about that feeling when you are just absolutely done telling people…men specifically in this case, how to date …

Walking, jogging, yoga and strength training can ease depression, study finds

Walking, jogging, yoga and strength training can ease depression, study finds

The participants performed either an isometric, concentric or eccentric bicep curl at maximum effort. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) A review published by The BMJ suggests that exercises like walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training could significantly ease depression, either on their own or in combination with established treatments such as psychotherapy and medications. The researchers emphasize that even low-intensity activities like walking or yoga can be beneficial, but the more intense the exercise, the greater the potential benefits. The study, which involved analyzing 218 trials with 14,170 participants, found that various forms of exercise, including dance, walking or jogging, yoga, strength training, mixed aerobic exercises, and tai chi or qigong, were effective in reducing depression when compared to different control groups. The researchers also found that combining exercise with antidepressants or psychotherapy could enhance the benefits for individuals with depression. Interestingly, different exercises seemed to have varying effectiveness based on factors like gender and age. Strength training was found to be more effective for women, while yoga or qigong showed more effectiveness for men, and yoga …

Grab this CompTIA training bundle on sale for  right now

Grab this CompTIA training bundle on sale for $65 right now

The Complete 2024 CompTIA Certification Training Super Bundle is only $65. StackSocial Training to become an IT professional is necessary for anyone who wants to succeed and find lasting employment opportunities. If you’re curious about the most valuable training and certification track out there, many people will tell you that it’s with CompTIA — an authorized IT certification hub. To help prepare for one of its certification exams, check out the Complete 2024 CompTIA Certification Training Super Bundle by IDUNOVA, which is on sale for only $65.  This in-depth bundle features 15 courses and over 260 hours of content on fundamentals and foundation concepts that you need to get on track for CompTIA certification (which is not included in this bundle). It also goes into more specific and niche areas of study that you’ll need to master, which may even boost users’ resumes. For example, CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is a course that focuses on helping students develop cloud-based skills related to best practices, security, computing, and more. It’s designed to help users better understand how …

Photos: Shohei Ohtani welcomed by fans at spring training

Photos: Shohei Ohtani welcomed by fans at spring training

PHOENIX —  The Dodgers already had signature players in Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts, but Shohei Ohtani is of another universe. Ohtani is a celebrity. As perhaps the most popular player in the game, who just joined the sport’s most glamorous team, Ohtani figures to be baseball’s most scrutinized player since Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record in 2007. Not every player will welcome the extra attention Ohtani brings. Already, the Dodgers clubhouse is overrun in the morning by reporters, leading to fewer players spending time there than in previous camps. Check out the frenzy at the Dodgers’ training camp. Christian Bujand, 10, joins a throng of fans hoping for an autograph from Shohei Ohtani as Dodgers spring training gets into full swing. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) Dodgers players run sprints in the outfield during the first day of full-squad spring training. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) Shohei Ohtani, right, in the batting cage at Dodgers spring training. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) Walker Buehler and Daniel Hudson look on as fellow pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, …

Oxford Medical Simulation brings in US.6M to advance virtual reality training

Oxford Medical Simulation brings in US$12.6M to advance virtual reality training

Oxford Medical Simulation said it had raised US$12.6 million in Series A funding to help in its mission to revolutionize healthcare education, training, and assessment via virtual reality. The company has developed a training platform, more than 240 simulations and a deep performance data and analytics system. The technology also helps to reduce staffing and equipment costs. READ MORE: Frog re-invests in Bristol’s Clue Software following 60 per cent ARR growth in 2023 Following the successful launch of OMS Create, its client-facing VR authoring platform, OMS said it was “perfectly positioned” to scale. The latest funding, which was led by Frog Capital, will enable this expansion, allowing the company to scale its offering across learner groups, expand the use of AI across its solutions, and further support clients in building their own content, it said. “This investment marks a milestone for OMS,” said Michael Wallace, co-founder and CEO of OMS. “It allows us to rapidly scale the team whilst staying true to our vision and values.” “Recruitment, training and retention of healthcare professionals at scale …