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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. […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Coping With Distressing Thoughts (i.e. Disordered Thinking, OCD, BPD)

Many of us can relate to finding ourselves on the hamster wheel, with repeated, intrusive, even disturbing thoughts that distress us.  Here are some common thoughts that many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (as well as those with eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety experience.) *Trigger Warning: You may want to skip this […]

Coping With An Emotional Crisis Involving Multiple Diagnoses (BPD, OCD, PTSD) – There is HOPE!

Last night, I found myself struggling with the thought: “To post or not to post? That is the question.”  I have been in the midst of an emotional crisis – not a huge one, but a crisis nonetheless.  Questions that went through my mind: “Do I share this experience with my readers? Will it make […]

How I Used Wise Mind in Response To a Major Trigger

In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) during the Mindfulness Module, we often talk about Emotion Mind and Reasonable Mind. Where they intersect is referred to as “Wise Mind.” Image Credit I needed to use the skill of coming into Wise Mind this past weekend and over the past few days. It’s been a real help in […]

Making Mistakes! (We all do it.)

I was just challenged immensely on an emotional level just as I was getting ready to celebrate and share my recent success of using some of the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills I have been learning. This post revolves around my recently noticing an increased ability to cope and deal with the emotions that arise when I realize […]