PTSD Symptoms that Overlap with BPD (Week 8: Wrapping Up Trauma Recovery Group)

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here.To read Week 6, click Here.Week 7, no post Week 8 – You are here. 🙂 Seven weeks ago I began attending a trauma recovery group to cope with symptoms […]

BPD Open Letter in Spanish / en español (Carta Abierta De Parte de Aquellos que Tenemos Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad)

Spanish Translation of the Open Letter from Those of Us With Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Do Not Have It.  Thank you so much to Romina of esperanzatlp for doing this translation!  Romina started Esperanza TLP in Mexico to help Spanish speakers who suffer from BPD and their loved ones.  She is one of […]

Differences between Dissociation and Detachment

In this video, I speak about what I learned last night in PTSD trauma recovery group on the distinctions between dissociation and detachment. Some thoughts on Dissociation vs. Emotional Detachment: 1. Dissociation is really an involuntary process of the mind to protect us, whereas, on some level, emotional detachment can be intentional.  Dissociation is being […]

A Radically Changed Life: Seeing the Positive Effects of DBT (Guest Post by Heather)

Please welcome Heather of Breaking Free/Becoming Me with her first guest post at HFBPD. It’s been a little over five months since I started dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and I have to say these have been the most challenging and rewarding five months of my life. That’s not an exaggeration. I’ve had ups and downs […]

Coping Effectively With Anxiety – Week 6 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here. If you suffer from anxiety, I suspect you’ll connect with this post.  Although I have come so far in my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder and am now working […]

Avoid Testing Your Emotional Triggers: Seeking Safety, Week 5 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here. Are there certain subject matters, situations, or environments that trigger you emotionally? (Here is some information about triggers, including what they are and what “TW” or “trigger warning” means on social media posts). This […]

Boredom & BPD: Some Skillful Alternatives to Harmful Behaviors (Guest Blogger Marci)

Please welcome first-time guest blogger Marci of Marci, Mental Health, and More Everyone feels bored sometimes.  For people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) being bored can be accompanied by other intense emotions and/or can result in behavior that doesn’t help and sometimes makes things worse.  When I am bored some of the common emotions I […]