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Printable Mindfulness Worksheet & Exercises for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Groups [PDF]

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Introduction to Mindfulness in DBT

Mindfulness is a key part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), helping you focus on the present moment while accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. In DBT groups, mindfulness strengthens your ability to manage emotions, reduces stress, and enhances your overall well-being.

Benefits of Mindfulness in DBT

  • Emotional Regulation: Helps you recognize and control intense emotions.
  • Stress Reduction: Lowers anxiety and improves your response to stress.
  • Improved Relationships: Enhances empathy and understanding in interactions with others.
  • Increased Self-awareness: Helps you understand your thoughts and feelings, leading to better decision-making.

Core Mindfulness Skills in DBT

  • Observe: Notice your environment, thoughts, and sensations without judgment.
  • Describe: Put your observations into words, focusing on facts.
  • Participate: Engage fully in the current activity with undivided attention.

Mindfulness Exercises for DBT Groups

Exercise 1: Mindful Breathing

  • Purpose: To center your focus on your breath, anchoring you in the present moment.
  • Instructions:
    • Sit comfortably with your back straight.
    • Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
    • Notice the sensation of air entering and leaving your nostrils.
    • If your mind wanders, gently return your focus to your breath.
    • Practice for 5-10 minutes daily.

Exercise 2: Sensory Observation

  • Purpose: To enhance your awareness of your immediate environment and current experience.
  • Instructions:
    • Choose an object around you (a fruit, a flower, a small item).
    • Observe the object as if you’re seeing it for the first time.
    • Notice its color, texture, shape, and any smells or sounds associated with it.
    • Describe these observations to yourself, focusing solely on the present experience.

Exercise 3: Mindful Eating

  • Purpose: To cultivate awareness and appreciation of the eating process.
  • Instructions:
    • Choose a small piece of food (a raisin, a piece of chocolate).
    • Before eating, observe its color, texture, and aroma.
    • Slowly taste the food, noticing the flavors, textures, and sensations in your mouth.
    • Reflect on the experience, acknowledging how it felt to eat with full attention.

Integrating Mindfulness into Daily Life

  • Routine Activities: Apply mindfulness to daily activities like brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or walking. Focus fully on the task, observing every detail and sensation.
  • Mindful Listening: When conversing with others, listen with full attention. Notice their words, tone, and body language without preparing your response in advance.
  • Mindfulness Reminders: Set periodic reminders on your phone or computer to pause and practice a brief mindfulness exercise.


Incorporating mindfulness into your DBT practice enhances your emotional well-being, strengthens your ability to cope with stress, and improves your interactions with others. Regular practice is key to reaping the full benefits of mindfulness. Remember, mindfulness is a skill that grows stronger with consistent practice. Start small, be patient with yourself, and gradually integrate these exercises into your daily life to experience a more mindful, balanced existence.

Discover the transformative power of mindfulness with our carefully curated collection of printable mindfulness worksheets and exercises. Each worksheet is designed to guide you through exercises that cultivate awareness, reduce stress, and promote emotional well-being. From grounding techniques to breathing exercises, these tools are your allies in navigating the complexities of daily life with a sense of calm and presence. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to deepen your practice, these printable resources are tailored to meet your needs.

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