Half Smile

The first time I heard of the half-smile skill I was a little dubious. That seemed to be the reaction of people when I first taught them the skill too. I practised it and continued to be dubious, until one day a colleague told me that she used the half smile when she was in difficult meetings at work. So I tried it in difficult meetings and loved using it. Not only did it improve my mood and make me feel more open, it meant that I didn’t look annoyed at what other people are saying. It is one of my most used skills now. That is one of the reasons it is great that DBTBrisbane teaches skills in a group setting. Both of the group facilitators and the other participants are all using skills and can share with each other what has worked for them

Rebecca Medway