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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 […]

Coping Effectively With Anxiety – Week 6 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here. If you suffer from anxiety, I suspect you’ll connect with this post.  Although I have come so far in my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder and am now working […]

Anxiety: A Mouse With A Microphone

I woke up this morning not feeling the best physically. I’ll spare you the unnecessary details and just tell you that the particular symptoms I experienced are strongly associated with a childhood trigger.I was really proud of myself this morning as I was able to, though I didn’t feel well and continued to experience the […]

DBT Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a (With Example)

I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to cope with intense, extreme emotions when they occur is to pull out a DBT Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a and fill it out – no matter how hard I am crying, how terrified/anxious/panicked I feel, no matter if my hands are beginning to tremble, cramp, and […]

DBT for Severe Anxiety and Panic Attacks

You think you’ve made progress. You’ve been doing well, and anxiety and panic attacks almost seem like some surreal experience from long ago. Then, in response to a particular situation (or perhaps for no apparent reason at all), you find yourself overcome and overwhelmed with anxiety and/or panic. Image Credit This was me over the past couple […]

Encouraging Those With BPD & Anxiety

Today was particularly challenging.  I have been in somewhat of an existential mode (which is interesting but can get really scary, really fast for me), and I have been experiencing some rather intense anxiety attacks (heart jumping out of chest very fast, racing thoughts, crying spells). I know that there are some reasons why I […]