Tag Archive for: emotionally sensitive

Emotionally Sensitive in an “Always On” World

Emotionally sensitive people can find it especially difficult to cope with society’s “always on,” always doing something, always multitasking expectations. Even droves of averagely sensitive people have found themselves burned out and turning to self medicating or prescription drugs to literally take the edge off of life and numb the overwhelm.  This can’t be the […]

Easily Emotionally Triggered by TV, Movies, & The News? : Ways to Protect Yourself

For most of my life I’ve been very sensitive to certain types of content on TV, in movies, and on the radio.  How I ever managed to watch and enjoy the HBO series The Sopranos for years is really beyond me, because now all it takes is just a brief image of violence in a […]

The Emotionally Sensitive Person & The Challenge of School – Guest post by Chloe Trogden

Please welcome guest blogger Chloe Trogden with her first post at Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder. The Challenges of Attending School while Managing Symptoms of BPD Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can make it challenging for those who suffer from it to meet responsibilities, such as maintaining a job or attending school. One notable success story […]

Being Emotionally Sensitive (Crying over Cherrios Nana Commercial)

   Here is the Cheerios Nana commercial that I mentioned in my vlog above.Here is the Boundary Bubble post that I mentioned.

DBT Distress Tolerance Skill of Comparisons: How and Why To Use It

As I lay in bed the other night feeling restless and moody, I began to search for what was causing my distress. As an emotionally sensitive person (who is becoming better at managing intense emotions with time and lots of continued DBT practice,) I am still and likely may always be a little more annoyed […]

Big Decisions, Avoidance, and Being Emotionally Sensitive (BPD, DBT)

As an emotionally sensitive woman who suffered for years with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is now in recovery, I have noticed a tendency to avoid making large shifts in my life.  Perhaps it’s that whole “Don’t rock the boat” mentality that comes when I think about times when I have become incredibly emotionally dysregulated […]

DBT Skills for Anxiety and Fear That Convince Your Mind To Calm Down

Even when we get to where we feel quite proficient in working the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to cope with upsetting and distressing emotions, such emotions will continue to show up in our lives.  Life happens. The good, the bad, the ugly. The happy and upbeat, and then the less desirable, distressing emotions, like […]

DBT Skills for Anxiety and Fear That Convince Your Mind To Calm Down

Even when we get to where we feel quite proficient in working the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to cope with upsetting and distressing emotions, such emotions will continue to show up in our lives.  Life happens. The good, the bad, the ugly. The happy and upbeat, and then the less desirable, distressing emotions, like […]

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 […]

Not All Self-Harm is Physical: A DBT Strategy for Self-Destructive Impulses

I have been very open about my journey and plan to continue to be. We all need to have realistic expectations about recovery, including me.  It’s definitely not all smooth sailing. I still meet several of the criteria for BPD, and with those symptoms often comes suffering.  I am still quite an emotionally sensitive person. […]