Tag Archive for: half-smile

Half Smiling and Being Half Joyful (DBT)

In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we have a practice called “half-smile.” When you are feeling down, sad, or depressed, you simply make the effort of a half smile.  It’s important not to overdo it, so that it’s not super fake or phony. Just a gentle, simple, half-smile. The science behind it is that not only […]

Easily Influenced? A Borderline’s Struggle with Identity

I’m not sure if other people with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) feel this way or can relate, but I am pretty easily influenced.  I might hear a strong opinion that radically differs from the one I had been holding until that moment and be swayed completely.  I am not trying to say that I am gullible, an idiot, […]