This All-Inclusive Moment (Mindfulness, DBT)

When you are emotionally sensitive or have Borderline Personality Disorder, sitting with uncomfortable emotions or situations can be very difficult — excruciating, even.  But, there is a way to reduce our suffering and better cope.  Stick with me here… A concept in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and in Mindfulness practices that are thousands of years old, […]

Top 3 Reasons to Turn off Malaysia Airplane Story (If you’re emotionally sensitive)

    I don’t know why I do this to myself.  If you are emotionally sensitive, have emotion dysregulation issues, or have Borderline Personality Disorder, I wonder if you can relate.   Over two weeks ago, I, like much of the world, was shocked and confused to learn that a commercial Boeing airplane carrying over […]

Blocks To Listening When You Have BPD or Are Emotionally Sensitive

Whether you have BPD or are an emotionally sensitive person, you might be able to relate to some of these “blocks to listening” that are the topic of discussion in one of the online Interpersonal Effectiveness classes that I co-facilitate over at DBT Path.   I have to be honest and share that when I […]

The Nuts and Bolts of DBT Self-Soothing: Guest Post by Rachel Cooper

Please welcome Rachel Cooper and her second guest blog piece at Healing From BPD!  From Rachel:   In my last post, (Top 10 DBT Skills for Overcoming Alexithymia & Depression (#8 is my Favorite right now!), I mentioned that I use the Self-Soothe skills from DBT’s Distress Tolerance module to help me when I’m feeling […]

Help Wanted: Men Have BPD, Too

  Just this morning, I received yet another comment from a male reader on my post, “Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder.” Yes: Men have BPD too, and they are reaching out for help.    I was so pleased to see that Dr. Robert Fischer of Optimum Performance Institute (you’ve probably noticed that they’ve collaborated and partnered […]

PLEASE take care of Physical Health for Emotional Resilience (DBT)

Physical pain and illness — you’ve suspected it, and you’re right — affect our emotional resilience and can cause us to be more emotionally vulnerable.  Fortunately, there are specific DBT skills to help cope effectively when we are not feeling well.   So what DBT skills did I end up following, and how can they […]