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Mood Swings and Unstable Emotions with BPD

Things were getting pretty scary for me yesterday.  I’d had two nights of hardly any sleep.  I kept waking up every 1.5-2 hours with a racing heart and racing, nonsensical thoughts. It was extreme anxiety in response to some nightmares stemming from PTSD. It wasn’t fun.I tried so many of my skills. I listened to […]

Emotion Dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder & Emotion Dysregulation

You know those moments where you just literally fall apart and want someone to hold you and tell you everything will be alright?  I experienced that this evening. I curled up tight in a ball on the couch and cried, frustrated over a computer file that didn’t save my changes.  I had worked on it […]

How to Stop Destroying Your Life When You’re in an Emotional Crisis

This blog post focuses on how I have been able to keep myself from completely self-sabotaging during times of emotional crisis.  I didn’t have that ability before.  If you don’t have it now, it’s something you can work on and develop, just like I did. Here is what I’ve learned so far:First things first: STOP. […]

When Emotions Spiral Out of Control

Today I experienced an intense, extreme emotion.  When I tell you what it is, you may initially wonder why it was a problem.  I pulled out my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) binder and turned to the Emotion Regulation 4 Handout to help me identify what I was feeling, as I felt overwhelmed and flooded with […]