Voyage on the DBT Enterprise – Science Fiction Meets BPD and DBT

I’m excited to share something with you.  What started out as an intention to practice the DBT skills of self-soothing, distraction, and taking a mental vacation turned into an entirely new endeavor that now also allows me to practice finding meaning and building a life worth living. Although, up until now, I hadn’t much interest […]

The Recovery Road (Beyond Typical “Therapy”) – Guest Blogger Romina Avila

    If you frequent this blog, you probably remember Romina. She is the kind Healing From BPD reader who translated the Open Letter from Those of Us With BPD into Spanish.  She’s back to speak on her experiences on the road to recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.  Romina is also a student at my […]

Identity Disturbance and BPD (it can be overcome!)

Identity disturbance is often one of the most troubling symptoms that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) suffer from.  This past week, I had an individual session with my DBT therapist, where I discussed having, against what seemed like all odds at one time, overcome this particular aspect of the disorder. If you suffer from […]

BPD: When You Can’t Bear Being Alone

He walks away… off to leave on business…or to visit his family… something that will take him away for a few days.  I’m distraught.  I’m not sure how I will manage. Alone.As the days go by, I dread his inevitable departure.  There’s nothing I can say or do to convince him to stay. He’s going, […]