Sunday, September 30, 2012
RIKERS ISLAND GRADUATION 3
This was written for one of our graduates from the DBT program! DBT is designed to help people control actions that result from feelings that are oftentimes overwhelming. It is my hope that your ambitions will surpass any distractions that have inhibited you thus far. Finding the middle path and other DBT skills extend beyond the scope of basic relationships. Though this is true, I am firm in my belief that when you use these DBT skills as we have discussed them in our groups, you will be able to nurture your ambitions and thus bear the fruits of success. Frustration often leads to hopelessness. However, it is our hope that when confronted by the feelings of hopelessness or frustration, the skills you’ve learned with us will reassure you that your purpose in life is greater than the conflicts and struggles you face. Congratulations and good luck!