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Trauma Triggers: Tips for Handling Visits From Estranged Family Members (BPD)

Enjoy this post via the Roanne Program for young adults with BPD or BPD traits.. The holidays often inspire estranged individuals to attempt to restore contact with the family. If the estranged individual acts as a trauma trigger for your Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), just the thought of direct contact can suddenly intensify your symptoms. Unexpectedly […]

Top 3 Reasons to Turn off Malaysia Airplane Story (If you’re emotionally sensitive)

    I don’t know why I do this to myself.  If you are emotionally sensitive, have emotion dysregulation issues, or have Borderline Personality Disorder, I wonder if you can relate.   Over two weeks ago, I, like much of the world, was shocked and confused to learn that a commercial Boeing airplane carrying over […]

Triggered by Road Rage (and How I Used DBT Skills to Cope)

I experienced something very scary today that shook me to the core and got my nervous system triggered.  Have you ever been involved in road rage?  Whether you’ve been the “villain” or the “victim” of this heinous behavior (and, I’ve been both more than once), you know how terrible you are left feeling after the […]

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 […]