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Brandon Marshall on Overcoming BPD

This week is a bit different at Healing From BPD.   Did you all catch NFL player Brandon Marshall’s special “A Football Life,” on how he overcame Borderline personality disorder? I had a special opportunity after live-tweeting about the event to guest blog at the Roanne Program’s website regarding the show, Brandon’s story, and the topic […]

Coping With Distressing, Stress-Induced “Scary” Thoughts

Okay. I’m going through a particularly difficult time. A rough patch.  The Queen of emotion management and the poster child for recovery has been suffering and in need of extra support. I was waiting it out a bit in hopes that it would be very fleeting and I had hopes that I would “snap out […]

Why Your BPD Setback is NOT a Failure

So many times those of us with or in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or other emotion regulation disorders see setbacks as failures.  I don’t believe they are, and in this video, I get into details as to why as well as how to reframe setbacks so that they become information to empower you.  […]

Motherhood and BPD:How I Saved Myself & My Family (Guest Post by Wil)

Please welcome Wil of Write Into The Light with her first guest post at Healing From BPD. What it used to Be Like I bee lined down the hall into the bathroom, and shut and locked the door behind me before falling to my knees.  Covering my face with my hands, I sobbed.  Outside, my […]

A Radically Changed Life: Seeing the Positive Effects of DBT (Guest Post by Heather)

Please welcome Heather of Breaking Free/Becoming Me with her first guest post at HFBPD. It’s been a little over five months since I started dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and I have to say these have been the most challenging and rewarding five months of my life. That’s not an exaggeration. I’ve had ups and downs […]

Coping Effectively With Anxiety – Week 6 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here. If you suffer from anxiety, I suspect you’ll connect with this post.  Although I have come so far in my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder and am now working […]

Avoid Testing Your Emotional Triggers: Seeking Safety, Week 5 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here. Are there certain subject matters, situations, or environments that trigger you emotionally? (Here is some information about triggers, including what they are and what “TW” or “trigger warning” means on social media posts). This […]

Seeking Safety: Week 3 of Trauma Recovery Group

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here. This week in PTSD Trauma Recovery Group, we did two things.  We covered the concept of “Red and Green Flags” (triggers and indications that we are becoming dysregulated) and we began the process of participants, in vivid and disturbing detail, recounting their trauma incident […]

Seeking Safety: Week 2 of Trauma Recovery Group

If you’d like to start by reading Week 1 of my experience in Trauma Recovery group, click here, then return to this post. Week 2 of 8… It’s week two of group, and when I arrive, I noticed that only 50% of the people from last week have returned, and only one man among them.  I […]