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Top Picks for ‪‎BPD‬ (and other) Books [Facebook Live Stream]

Top picks for ‪‎BPD‬ (and other) books! Replay from live stream on Facebook… (www.facebook.com/dbtpath).  As promised, here’s the list of books with links. Please continue to comment with books that have helped you or have helped your loved ones better understand and cope! The Buddha and the Borderline http://amzn.to/1SdWccm Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder http://amzn.to/1XtHhce […]

Coping with Anxiety When You ‘re Emotionally Sensitive

This past week has been pretty good, with the exception of reemergence of intense anxiety.   Just like most everyone else, from time to time work gets stressful, health issues, etc.  I won’t whine, because I know we all have our “cross to bear,” as my mother says.   We are all carrying something.  We’re all doing our […]

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 […]

Coping with EXTREME Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and Panic attacks can be SO SCARY!!!  If you agree, read on… Hey everyone. I am experiencing some intense/extreme anxiety since yesterday, and because I’ve become well versed in how to effectively cope even in the midst of feeling completely “crazy” and terrified during anxious episodes, I thought I’d share with you, as I […]

Got Anxiety? Top 5 Easy Tips That Can Work NOW

    If you’re suffering from anxiety today, I want you to know you’re not alone. I am, too.  No, I don’t think it will make you feel better to know I’m being affected in this way — but sometimes it helps to know that even people who we consider to be “strong” also can […]

Seeking Safety: Week 3 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here. This week in PTSD Trauma Recovery Group, we did two things.  We covered the concept of “Red and Green Flags” (triggers and indications that we are becoming dysregulated) and we began the process of participants, in vivid and disturbing detail, recounting their trauma incident […]

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 […]

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, […]

DBT Skills for Anxiety and Fear That Convince Your Mind To Calm Down

Even when we get to where we feel quite proficient in working the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to cope with upsetting and distressing emotions, such emotions will continue to show up in our lives.  Life happens. The good, the bad, the ugly. The happy and upbeat, and then the less desirable, distressing emotions, like […]