I Can Feel Good: Skills training for people with intellectual disabilities and problems managing emotions will empower people with mild intellectual disabilities to develop the skills they need to manage emotional distress and/or impulsive behaviour.
Based on dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), this manual will help individuals to recognise their emotions, increase their self-awareness, self-soothe, and reduce unwanted impulsive behaviours. As the training is based on DBT, it can be particularly helpful for those with personality disorders.
The four modules, which are broadly based on Marsha Linehan’s DBT group skills, cover mindfulness skills, managing feelings, coping in crisis and people skills. Mindfulness techniques are a core component in the programme and are drawn on throughout the course. Each session includes a mindfulness exercise and a task so individuals can practice their new skills.
The accompanying CD-ROM includes the worksheets, forms and printable resources.