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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 […]

DBT for Severe Anxiety and Panic Attacks

You think you’ve made progress. You’ve been doing well, and anxiety and panic attacks almost seem like some surreal experience from long ago. Then, in response to a particular situation (or perhaps for no apparent reason at all), you find yourself overcome and overwhelmed with anxiety and/or panic. Image Credit This was me over the past couple […]

Triggers from Long, Long Ago (and How I coped)

It’s been a while since my last post. Sometimes I didn’t write because I was doing so well. Other times I didn’t write because I felt that I was doing so terribly. Since yesterday, I’ve been thinking about what the original intention of this blog was: self-therapy and hopefully to, in some way, encourage or […]

Encouraging Those With BPD & Anxiety

Today was particularly challenging.  I have been in somewhat of an existential mode (which is interesting but can get really scary, really fast for me), and I have been experiencing some rather intense anxiety attacks (heart jumping out of chest very fast, racing thoughts, crying spells). I know that there are some reasons why I […]