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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 […]

5 Ways to Have a Great Day – Even if Your BPD Symptoms Are Acting Up!

Please welcome blogger Tracy  from The Messy Art of Living with her very first guest post here at Healing From BPD: First I present to you a scenario that has easily ruined more days then I care to say: I wake up with the best intentions, bright-eyed and eager to get the morning started. Suddenly […]

Triggered by Road Rage (and How I Used DBT Skills to Cope)

I experienced something very scary today that shook me to the core and got my nervous system triggered.  Have you ever been involved in road rage?  Whether you’ve been the “villain” or the “victim” of this heinous behavior (and, I’ve been both more than once), you know how terrible you are left feeling after the […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Triggered by Tragedy in Connecticut

*** Trigger Warning: This post’s topic includes details of a triggering news story that occurred in the USA today.*** I went against my better judgment today.  After hearing the tragic news of yet another shooting, this time at an elementary school in Connecticut, instead of processing through my feelings after hearing the coverage on the […]

Avoiding Old, Destructive Coping Habits (Borderline Personality Disorder)

James on Twitter asked for this topic to be covered on my blog/vlog: Here are my thoughts on the topic.  I would love to hear yours! (If video is not displaying, click HERE.) Thank you for reading and watching.More Soon.

911 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for When You’re Triggered

When things get so intense that you begin to go into crisis, it’s time to pull out your 911 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills. In this post, I will briefly go into a situation that triggered me today (it’s about an abusive alcoholic… if that might be a trigger for you, you can skip the italicized […]

You’ve Gone Away, So Where Am I? | Identity Disturbance in Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the most terrifying aspects of having Borderline Personality Disorder – at least for me – is identity disturbance.  I am experiencing an anxious episode right now in a very strange way. Because I have been underdoing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I have a reassuring sense of awareness about the reality of what I am […]

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 […]