LOS ANGELES — Pineapple Support is offering to adult industry professionals a free course in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), a non-pathologizing approach that teaches practical skills for managing stress.
The online course, led by Sophia Graham from Love Uncommon, begins April 14 and runs for seven weeks. The two-hour-long weekly sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (PDT).
“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing lots of people to experience distress. This might be because of fear of getting sick, or it could be financial stress or the impact of being in closer-than-usual quarters with the folks that we live with,” Pineapple Support Founder Leya Tanit told the XBIZ.net professional community. “Whatever the reason that you’re distressed, dialectical behavior therapy can help to equip you with the skills to cope.”
The course will explore ways to reduce distress by using the body and the brain and will help attendees develop their capacity to better manage distress.
“The fact is, we can struggle to manage intense emotions in our day-to-day lives when we can’t cope with difficult interpersonal interactions, overwhelming events or invalidation from loved ones, medics and employers. We can end up in crisis, and that can cause us to behave in ways that cause us shame or create practical problems in our lives,” Tanit added. “While we are often not responsible for causing the initial events, we still have to deal with our reactions to the situation, our emotions and behavior. This course will equip you with DBT skills to manage distressing situations without derailing your life or relationships.”