This is a tool for clinical practice. The Distress Tolerance Activity Cards set includes 147 distress tolerance ideas, each presented and described on a separate color coded card.
The therapist guides the client to sort the cards into three piles; a) what works, b) what doesn’t work, and c) what might work, for managing distress. The strategies are discussed as they are sorted for maximum exploration of options. The therapist marks the client’s responses on a take-home handout, offering the client a ready list of self chosen activities for distress management. The set comes with 136 activity cards, additional blank cards, instruction sheet, and a reproducible handout for clients.