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Music: My Own Special TARDIS | BPD, and “Time Traveling” (Guest post by Alma)

I have always loved music: playing it, singing it, and listening to it.  Emotionally, of all my pastimes, I have found music the most evocative in terms of conjuring memory.  When I was growing up I was selectively mute for many years.  Music became the way that I expressed myself.  It helped me to survive. […]

Altering Your Mood with Music (DBT: Opposite Action)

A reader on my Facebook page asked me an interesting question about emotional triggers yesterday. She asked if triggers, which are normally referenced in mental health discussions as things/stimuli that can bring up traumatic past experiences, can also call up “good” memories through listening to certain songs, smells, or sights that remind you of good […]

Songs to Boost Your Mood (Opposite Action & Self-Soothe, DBT)

Image Credit It’s amazing what a difference a day can make.  It’s also amazing how one song can either match or change your current mood.  In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), one of the skills we are encouraged to use when we wish to change how we are feeling is called “Opposite Action.” I like to […]