Tag Archive for: my dialectical life

MBT: The “Missing Link” of DBT? (Mentalization Based Treatment / Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Many of you know that after many years of hard work, I recently graduated from DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).  I had lots of questions within me, including “What comes next on the path of recovery?”Shortly after I graduated, I received an intriguing email from Amanda Smith, creator of the psychoeducational daily email My Dialectical Life, […]

Creating a Life Worth Living: 25 Ways To Add DBT To Your Life This Month via My Dialectical Life (MDL)

It’s not news to many of you that I subscribe to Amanda Smith’s MDL: My Dialectical Life — a daily email with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skill reminders and ideas that keep me motivated and on my toes as I continue to build a life worth living — one of the core goals in DBT.  With permission […]

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care and Self-Soothing

Because many (not all) of us with Borderline Personality Disorder were brought up in invalidating environments, the concept of self-care and the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skill of “Self-Soothing” may seem foreign or even self-indulgent. But, once learned and practiced these skills can become a wonderful ways to help you feel better.BASIC SELF-CAREBasic self-care includes: Eating balanced […]