Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) uses the concept of a reasonable, emotional and wise mind to describe a person’s thoughts and behaviors. The reasonable mind is driven by logic, the emotional mind is driven by feelings and the wise mind is a middle-ground between the two.
Wise mind is an inner wisdom that everyone has; when we access it, we can say that we are in wise mind. Inner wisdom includes the ability to identify and use skillful methods for attaining things we value. It can also be defined as the ability to apply knowledge, experience and common sense to the situation at hand.
Everyone has the capacity for wisdom.
In recovery from the disease of addiction, living in our wise mind can help us stay calm and stable. It can make us more likely to make choices that help us on our journey to recovery.
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