DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for Serious Issues (beyond daily distress & emotional crisis)

So we know that DBT helped me overcome BPD.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be used to cope with every day, daily distress as well as an emotional crisis.  With time, practicing DBT allows us to apply the skills to even larger life challenges — those serious situations that pop up in life that can be […]

Top 10 DBT Skills for Overcoming Alexithymia & Depression (#8 is my Favorite right now!)

    Please welcome Rachel Cooper and her very first guest blog piece at Healing From BPD!  From Rachel:     I often get asked what skills I have learned during my time in recovery from depression, and how I cope on a day-to-day basis.   TW – Trigger Warning   Though I have been […]

There Will Be An Answer, Let it Be

There is a recurring theme that I have picked up in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) over the years: If you can reduce your worrying, you can reduce your suffering.  It’s a very appealing concept to me, and I have to say, it works. Whether you have borderline personality disorder, are an emotionally sensitive person, suffer from anxiety, or you […]

Coping Effectively With Medical Limbo and Severe Anxiety

  Yes, that’s me looking very anxious, but don’t worry — this is not a gloom and doom post, and by the time you finish reading it, you may feel better and more encouraged.. I know I’m not the only one out there who has been feeling this way. If you or someone you know is […]

You’re not freaking out about THAT, are you? | BPD & Overreactions

Although I technically no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I still meet some of the criteria and remain (and probably always will be) an emotionally sensitive person. And, like any other human being, whether you have any type of mental health diagnosis or not, I from time to time […]