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Win a copy of my new book, “Stronger Than BPD”!

Win a copy of my new book:Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama & Chaos Using DBT  ► CLICK HERE to enter now ◄ Contest closes February 13th and is unfortunately only open in the USA.   If you’re outside of the USA or just can’t wait to pre-order (it’s on a […]

Borderline Personality Disorder: Is there hope?

Are you worried that having a BPD diagnosis (or having a loved one with this diagnosis) means doom?  That there’s little or no hope for building the life you want and that you are forever stuck repeating self-sabotaging, destructive behaviors and not getting anywhere with your goals? I have good news for you: If you’re ready to be encouraged about […]

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 […]

Another Contributing Idea: Distress Tolerance Application

In life, it’s often the little things that matter and that end up making the most difference.  I am a big drinker of Zevia soda (this isn’t a promo for them, but in brief, I turned to it from Diet Coke years ago because I no longer wanted to consume aspartame and caffeine, and theirs […]

Top 3 Reasons to Turn off Malaysia Airplane Story (If you’re emotionally sensitive)

    I don’t know why I do this to myself.  If you are emotionally sensitive, have emotion dysregulation issues, or have Borderline Personality Disorder, I wonder if you can relate.   Over two weeks ago, I, like much of the world, was shocked and confused to learn that a commercial Boeing airplane carrying over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]