The idea behind DBT, which I have never done as a therapist nor as a patient until I attended NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program ©, is to hold opposing ideas together to learn acceptance and more nuanced thinking as opposed to black and white thinking.
Marsha Linehan, PhD developed DBT. According to The Linehan Institute:
The treatment she has developed combines the technology of change derived from behavioral science with the radical acceptance, or “technology of acceptance,” derived from both eastern zen practices and western contemplative spirituality. The practice of mindfulness, willingness, and radical acceptance form an important part of her treatment approach.
I’m no zen master. I attended a Christian seminary, but did not complete my studies. I would, though, like to learn more about contemplative practices (both eastern and western) and more about DBT.