The Appetite 94: Getting Emotional: Using RO DBT Skills Self-inquiry During the Coronavirus

 How have you experienced unwanted energy and emotion during the coronavirus pandemic? The Appetite crew is getting vulnerable and answering this question, using the Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy or RO DBT skills including self-inquiry. Opal Co-Founder and RO DBT expert Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS shares how the RO DBT skill of self-inquiry can be used during this time to move toward emotion in a compassionate, curious, and containing way. Lexi, along with Opal’s other two Co-Founders—Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD—and host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC will each reflect on what has been coming up for them emotionally during the shelter-in-place order. We hope that this episode will serve as both companionship and inspiration to you during this time where emotions are high, and each one of them arrives with something to teach you. 

RO DBT skills resources:

Opal’s RO DBT support group for eating disorders

Radically Open DBT website 

Connect with Opal:


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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: