The holidays tend to be filled with food, family, and inevitably some amount of emotional distress.  Here are some things for you to consider in preparation for your Thanksgiving:

– What do you need to do to ensure your nutritional needs are met throughout the course of the entire day?  Some thoughtful planning around this can make a world of difference.

– Distress tolerance skills can be really helpful.  Go back through your DBT materials for a fresh perspective on what you can be using throughout the day.

– Set some time aside throughout the course of the day for reflection.  You may want to consider doing a short mindfulness practice and then journal to help facilitate this.

– Come up with a back-up plan plan.  If things get too intense or overwhelming, where can you go and what can you do that will support you?

We are wishing you moments of connection and joy over this holiday.  Please know what we are thankful for each and every one of you!