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 […]

Help Yourself: Yoga Techniques to Soothe Your Nervous System (PTSD, Anxiety, BPD)

Even those who do not suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder or emotion regulation issues will likely benefit from this post. It has to do with a method of helping yourself when you’re feeling stressed and tense, especially on a muscular level.  When it comes to feeling unbalanced emotionally, there is almost always a physical component […]

The Borderline Time Traveler: BPD and PTSD

I am currently reading for a future review and lots of little posts like this in the meantime, (FTC Disclaimer: I was sent this book by New Harbinger Publications with no obligation.) Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, […]

DBT For Coping With Fear at the Dentist

Fear is an interesting thing. We have the ability to experience fear as a protective instinct, but for many of us who are emotionally sensitive, a part of our brain that senses and responds to danger (the amygdala) can go into overdrive, sending Emergency Broadcast System style warnings to us that something is dreadfully wrong, […]