DBT Peer Connections

Building Hope, Community and Skillful Means

Distress Tolerance Skills: DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Video Series


This is the 4th video in what will be a complete series teaching DBT skills from a peer perspective. This video covers distress tolerance skills which are remembered by the acronyms ACCEPTS and IMPROVE. The skills covered includes Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotion opposites, Thoughts, Self-soothe with the senses, Imagery, Meaning, Prayer (as it relates to your personal spiritual beliefs), Relaxation, One thing at a time, Vacation, and Encouragement.


Author: Rachel Gill

I am a survivor on mission to synthesize balance from division, to find dialectical healing, learn to love what I am feeling, live in the now, show my peers how.

2 thoughts on “Distress Tolerance Skills: DBT Peer Connections Skills Training Video Series

  1. Hi. I just wanted to tell you that you’re awesome…and what you’re doing is awesome. I have bdp traits, only been diagnosed in the last few months after ten years of struggling. But there is no dbt locally, and only one dbt treatment place in the whole of New Zealand (which I may or may not get into months down the track). What I’m saying is that it’s people like you who save lives by dedicating your time and energy to teach the skills that are otherwise inaccessible. I hope you have a great day!


    • Thank you for sharing your experience and the kind words. I know how hard it is to access DBT from personal experience and it is exactly the reason I created this website. Your comment fills me with joy, gratitude, and pride. May you find healing, connectedness, and skillful means.

      Rachel 🙂


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