Tag Archive for: DBT

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 […]

The Nuts and Bolts of DBT Self-Soothing: Guest Post by Rachel Cooper

Please welcome Rachel Cooper and her second guest blog piece at Healing From BPD!  From Rachel:   In my last post, (Top 10 DBT Skills for Overcoming Alexithymia & Depression (#8 is my Favorite right now!), I mentioned that I use the Self-Soothe skills from DBT’s Distress Tolerance module to help me when I’m feeling […]

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 […]

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for Serious Issues (beyond daily distress & emotional crisis)

So we know that DBT helped me overcome BPD.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be used to cope with every day, daily distress as well as an emotional crisis.  With time, practicing DBT allows us to apply the skills to even larger life challenges — those serious situations that pop up in life that can be […]

Top 10 DBT Skills for Overcoming Alexithymia & Depression (#8 is my Favorite right now!)

    Please welcome Rachel Cooper and her very first guest blog piece at Healing From BPD!  From Rachel:     I often get asked what skills I have learned during my time in recovery from depression, and how I cope on a day-to-day basis.   TW – Trigger Warning   Though I have been […]

There Will Be An Answer, Let it Be

There is a recurring theme that I have picked up in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) over the years: If you can reduce your worrying, you can reduce your suffering.  It’s a very appealing concept to me, and I have to say, it works. Whether you have borderline personality disorder, are an emotionally sensitive person, suffer from anxiety, or you […]

Coping Effectively With Medical Limbo and Severe Anxiety

  Yes, that’s me looking very anxious, but don’t worry — this is not a gloom and doom post, and by the time you finish reading it, you may feel better and more encouraged.. I know I’m not the only one out there who has been feeling this way. If you or someone you know is […]

You’re not freaking out about THAT, are you? | BPD & Overreactions

Although I technically no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I still meet some of the criteria and remain (and probably always will be) an emotionally sensitive person. And, like any other human being, whether you have any type of mental health diagnosis or not, I from time to time […]

Twentysomething (& Beyond) and Borderline Personality Disorder

This week’s post includes my recent vlog on being twenty-something (& beyond) and dealing with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am now in my thirties and wish I had been more receptive to accepting my diagnosis and receiving help and treatment earlier.  While I can’t go back and change the past, I am now (in my thirties) in […]

Music: My Own Special TARDIS | BPD, and “Time Traveling” (Guest post by Alma)

I have always loved music: playing it, singing it, and listening to it.  Emotionally, of all my pastimes, I have found music the most evocative in terms of conjuring memory.  When I was growing up I was selectively mute for many years.  Music became the way that I expressed myself.  It helped me to survive. […]