Seeking Safety: Week 4 of Trauma Recovery Group – Recording My Story

  To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here. Hearing your trauma story, in your own voice, has to be one of the most difficult and perhaps one of the most powerful experiences one can have.  This past week in Trauma Recovery group, it was my turn […]

The Split Self in BPD and PTSD

Have you been told that you have different “parts” of you that sometimes show up? I was shocked when I became conscious of a “split” that I had — a young eight year old version of me who would show up in times of great distress.  I didn’t believe it when other people told me, […]

Seeking Safety: Week 3 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here. This week in PTSD Trauma Recovery Group, we did two things.  We covered the concept of “Red and Green Flags” (triggers and indications that we are becoming dysregulated) and we began the process of participants, in vivid and disturbing detail, recounting their trauma incident […]

Easily Emotionally Triggered by TV, Movies, & The News? : Ways to Protect Yourself

For most of my life I’ve been very sensitive to certain types of content on TV, in movies, and on the radio.  How I ever managed to watch and enjoy the HBO series The Sopranos for years is really beyond me, because now all it takes is just a brief image of violence in a […]

Seeking Safety: Week 2 of Trauma Recovery Group

If you’d like to start by reading Week 1 of my experience in Trauma Recovery group, click here, then return to this post. Week 2 of 8… It’s week two of group, and when I arrive, I noticed that only 50% of the people from last week have returned, and only one man among them.  I […]

Seeking Safety: Beyond the Borderline Into Trauma Recovery

Week 1 of 8 in Trauma Recovery Group… Many who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder also suffer from PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As many of you know from my latest video, last week I began attending an 8-week trauma recovery group.  I attempted to attend this group years ago but was unable to handle […]

Announcements and Updates for my Readers (by Debbie Corso)

Hello dear readers of Healing From BPD. I have a number of exciting announcements and updates and thought it would be nice to deliver them to you in a video. Enjoy, and I look forward to your thoughts, feedback, and questions! Topics of discussion include: “Border _” – a compassionate documentary on Borderline Personality Disorder. […]

This is Your Brain on DBT – Strengthening the PFC and Amygdala in People with BPD

In their book Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, doctors Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD discuss how certain mindfulness exercises affect and strengthen two key areas of the brain that are affected in a person who suffers from BPD: the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. Over time, such exercises can help to retrain the […]

Work / Employment History and Borderline Personality Disorder (Sue Sibbald)

Please welcome back again, all the way from the UK, our guest blogger, Sue Sibbald as she writes about the challenge of work and a fragmented work/employment history while coping with Borderline Personality Disorder. My Multiple Careers I have worked for most of my life, various jobs from shop and bar work, selling space in […]