Tag Archive for: emotional burn victim

Emotional Crisis Plan of Action: A Recovery Tool (DBT)

Sometimes we try to force things to happen, even when out gut tells us that doing so will have unpleasant consequences.  You know the feeling, right? That sensation in the pit of your stomach when you text or call an ex because, in that moment, you’re feeling lonely and distressed? Perhaps you’ll get a response […]

Being Emotionally Sensitive in an Abrasive World (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Ok. So perhaps the world is not quite “abrasive.” At least not entirely. But to someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, it can certainly feel that way.  Dr. Marsha Linehan, founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of BPD, likens those of us diagnosed with the disorder as third degree emotional burn victims. Ouch.This […]