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BPD: Overcoming Constant Crisis Mode

Hello Dear HFBPD Readers, This week, I invite you to read my post over at the Roanne Program site.  It’s about overcoming the constant crisis mode that those with Borderline Personality Disorder often find themselves in.  You may wonder if you can ever get out.  I did, and I want to encourage you. Check out […]

Wait, is that considered self-harm? (NSSI Non-Suicidal Self-Injury)

TRIGGER WARNING: In this post, I will be talking about self-harm and self-injury. I think that one of the reasons why it was so difficult for me to receive an accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is because I did not have any overt self-harm behaviors. It’s probably also one of the reasons why I […]

Managing Chronic Illness Health Anxieties with DBT

Happy New Year Healing From BPD Community!  I filmed a vlog for you this week on how I am using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to manage a chronic illness (MS – Multiple Sclerosis).May you be encouraged, whether you, too deal with a chronic condition as an emotionally sensitive person or if you know and […]

Last Minute Ideas for Coping Effectively Over the Holidays

Dear Healing From BPD Community, Here are some last minute ideas for coping effectively over the holidays as an emotionally sensitive person. Click HERE to read the article, featured this week over at the Roanne Program website! Happy Holidays, dear Ones! Thanks for reading. More Soon. In kindness,Debbie

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, […]

Coping Effectively When You have Borderline (BPD) Traits

Do you suffer from the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Perhaps you do not meet enough of the criteria to have  BPD diagnosis, but you identify with some of them or have even been told you have BPD traits.   Whatever your situation, the good news is that there is hope.  You can learn skills and techniques to […]

Why Your BPD Setback is NOT a Failure

So many times those of us with or in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or other emotion regulation disorders see setbacks as failures.  I don’t believe they are, and in this video, I get into details as to why as well as how to reframe setbacks so that they become information to empower you.  […]

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 […]

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 […]