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Coping with Anxiety When You ‘re Emotionally Sensitive

This past week has been pretty good, with the exception of reemergence of intense anxiety.   Just like most everyone else, from time to time work gets stressful, health issues, etc.  I won’t whine, because I know we all have our “cross to bear,” as my mother says.   We are all carrying something.  We’re all doing our […]

DBT For Coping With Fear at the Dentist

Fear is an interesting thing. We have the ability to experience fear as a protective instinct, but for many of us who are emotionally sensitive, a part of our brain that senses and responds to danger (the amygdala) can go into overdrive, sending Emergency Broadcast System style warnings to us that something is dreadfully wrong, […]

Coping With Severe Panic and Anxiety using “Just This” (DBT)

Whether you have Borderline Personality Disorder or are emotionally sensitive, from time to time, most of us have experienced the dreaded panic or anxiety attack.  In the midst of it, it feels as if it is going to last forever — like there is no relief or end in sight. The more we feed the […]

Anxiety: A Mouse With A Microphone

I woke up this morning not feeling the best physically. I’ll spare you the unnecessary details and just tell you that the particular symptoms I experienced are strongly associated with a childhood trigger.I was really proud of myself this morning as I was able to, though I didn’t feel well and continued to experience the […]

DBT Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a (With Example)

I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to cope with intense, extreme emotions when they occur is to pull out a DBT Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a and fill it out – no matter how hard I am crying, how terrified/anxious/panicked I feel, no matter if my hands are beginning to tremble, cramp, and […]