Meaning, Love, Connection
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Dancing With Our Emotions
When was the last time you did something in your life purely to inspire hilarity and laughter and fun? Do you cultivate joy and positive memories every day? How do you shift emotions when you’re trapped in negativity?
Welcome to Wise Mind, Wise Life, the site of Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, licensed therapist, author, teacher and DBT practitioner, a place to explore the wisdom and intuitive knowing we all possess.
Connect to the mythic and poetic in a data-driven and consumer-driven environment.
Be present in your own skin, fall in love with the little “aha” moments of life. Connect fully in relationships.
Feel emotionally robust, integrated and whole, even during chaos. Make meaningful contributions to others.
Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC
Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, is a licensed therapist, educator, author, consultant and media developer based in Wichita, Kansas. He provides DBT, mindfulness-based therapy and Christian counseling services to adults, teens, families and couples. The only therapist in Wichita to complete Intensive Training with DBT founder Marsha Linehan, Scott is active in the Wichita mental health and mindfulness...
Mindfulness is a prerequisite to all of the other skills in the DBT model. Scott brings even more richness and a historical perspective through the ideas of philosophers, poets, writers and spiritual teachers from Rilke to Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Eastern Orthodoxy.
This unique blend of philosophy and wonder, combined with the proven science behind DBT make Scott more than just a therapist. Through his own practice of mindfulness and DBT, and his thirst for growth and learning, he inspires others by his example.
‘Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control’ by Scott Spradlin
The first practical workbook to bring Marsha Linehan’s proven DBT techniques to a general audience. In its pages you’ll learn how to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones.
• Break the cycle of depression and anxiety
• Learn real-world skills leading to emotional stability
• Enjoy more open, meaningful and joyful intimate relationships
“When your emotions light up, so does your whole body. A biological complex has been activated.”
— Scott Spradlin
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And to fully embrace the necessity of commitment in DBT to live into one’s own mission and goals as well as the undertaking of learning and applying new skills in all relevant contexts, this program has been dubbed Resolute, which has an empowering and challenging resonance with the men. It appeals to their desire for purpose and connotes determination and adherence to a cause. This will be to self, the shaping of integrity, and fidelity to friends, family, and community. To be resolute is to cultivate a willingness to subordinate moods to principles and to avoid avoiding. It suggests a willingness to work hard and to be steady in acquiring and generalizing skills necessary to live a principled wise mind life.
“I know Scott outside his professional services. He is a good man, with a rare sense of presence that is hard to find in this professional world. His heart is always on his sleeve. Bless his good work!”