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A Radically Changed Life: Seeing the Positive Effects of DBT (Guest Post by Heather)

Please welcome Heather of Breaking Free/Becoming Me with her first guest post at HFBPD. It’s been a little over five months since I started dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and I have to say these have been the most challenging and rewarding five months of my life. That’s not an exaggeration. I’ve had ups and downs […]

My Graduation From DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Today

So, what happens when you complete a program designed to help you overcome sabotaging behaviors and to build a life worth living? What happens when it’s time to graduate from that program and move on? I had this bittersweet experience today.  For several years, I have been enrolled in a DBT group/class, and during this […]

The Recipe for Change in Your Life with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Yesterday during the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group that I attend, one of our newer members asked a veteran member how she was able to shift her mental state from feeling and rejected and angry when her significant other would not walk the dog with her, to appreciating her surroundings and experience with her dog.  The new […]

6 Ways To Get The MOST out of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

1. Show Up: It sounds so simple, but it is, of course, essential. Some groups have specific attendance requirements, but it’s a good idea to set a goal for yourself that no matter how you feel mentally on the day of group, you will show up.  In doing so, you’ll be practicing the DBT skill of […]

Using DBT Skills to Have an Overall Better Day

The great thing about DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills is that they are not only useful in times of crisis, but they can also become a helpful every day part of your life.I’ve integrated the skills and am so thankful for them. Before starting DBT, I was very unstable.  My moods shifted from one minute […]

Free Help With DBT Homework – Just Ask!

PRESS RELEASE pdf As many of my readers know – I don’t just attend DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), but I have adopted the principles and concepts and integrated them into my life on a regular, daily basis.  This happened pretty naturally, as I saw success after success and improvements in my life in so many […]

DBT Pivotal Moment – Radical Acceptance

A pivotal moment in my recovery occurred about a year ago during a Distress Tolerance (a module of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as “DBT” group.) Each person in the group was talking about ways that they had been victimized and were becoming emotional about past traumas – most of them abuse that they endured as children. […]

How DBT Has Been Helping Me | Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

As I’ve previously shared, I was diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) during an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at my local hospital.  I had been doing pretty well, prior to my “breakdown” that led to the hospitalization.  I was working, my relationship with my significant other was stable. It took a trigger to catapult me […]

Does DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Work? My Story: A Case Study

I am currently attending two DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) classes per week. One is an ongoing group/class that goes through the four major skill sets: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. The other just focuses on the Distress Tolerance skill set. Things have been going well. Before DBT, I felt as if I […]