Managing Chronic Illness Health Anxieties with DBT

Happy New Year Healing From BPD Community!  I filmed a vlog for you this week on how I am using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to manage a chronic illness (MS – Multiple Sclerosis).May you be encouraged, whether you, too deal with a chronic condition as an emotionally sensitive person or if you know and […]

Last Minute Ideas for Coping Effectively Over the Holidays

Dear Healing From BPD Community, Here are some last minute ideas for coping effectively over the holidays as an emotionally sensitive person. Click HERE to read the article, featured this week over at the Roanne Program website! Happy Holidays, dear Ones! Thanks for reading. More Soon. In kindness,Debbie

BPD: There is Strength in Vulnerability

I had an interesting experience this week.  Most of you know that I co-facilitate a weekly 90-minute worldwide, online DBT class with licensed social worker Amanda Smith, LMSW over at DBT Path.   Because I am in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and very infrequently have symptoms/criteria that show up in my life anymore, I […]

Coping as an Emotionally Sensitive Person over the Holidays

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a webinar presented by Optimum Performance Institute with Robert “Bob” Fischer, M.D. (a psychiatrist) and April E. House, MA, MFT (an eating disorder specialist). We talked about the various, usually quite inevitable triggers that we encounter over the holiday season as emotionally sensitive people. Whether you have […]

Hang Out With Me Online this Saturday Morning!

Want to learn about how to cope effectively with triggers this holiday season?  Check out this video, then click the link below to register for a FREE 90-minute, live, online event. I’ll be there — will you?  🙂 For those with MFT or MFTi designations, 1.5 CEU credits are available for attendance. Space is limited […]

When The Holidays are Triggering (Free Webinar)

Most of us who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or who are in recovery also struggle with one or more other areas, such as anxiety, depression, and possibly eating disorder behaviors.  While the holidays are intended to be a joyous time of connectedness and togetherness, when you are dealing with distressing mental health issues, it […]

A Key to Less Emotional Suffering with BPD

Dr. Marsha Linehan has likened those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to third degree emotional burn victims.  Even in recovery from the disorder, when we no longer meet the criteria for the diagnosis, we typically remain highly emotionally sensitive people.  The difference is, we’ve learned skills to manage the intensity of our emotions and to […]

BPD: It’s Deeper Than Attention Seeking

One of the things that used to really irritate me when my Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) symptoms were at their worst was being accused of  “looking for attention.”  I was told I was “so dramatic” and a “drama queen.”  I was accused of wanting to be the center of attention and using my disorder as […]

Identity Issues and BPD

Halloween always reminds me of how stuck I used to be with the Borderline Personality Disorder issue of a lack of a sense of identity (with the masks and costumes and all).  Through much work through DBT, I no longer have this problem.  I never, ever imagined that I could overcome the lack of sense […]

Guided Meditation to Help With Relaxation

Got Stress?  This week I have a treat for you. It’s a 30-minute guided mediation that I recorded to encourage you to take some time today to relax, restore, and rejuvenate.  Getting proper rest and relaxation is a major contributor to our well-being. It’s often things like guided meditations and exercise that we resist and […]