Tag Archive for: turning the mind

Living “As If,” and Turning The Mind To Escape An Emotional Crisis (NOW)

When I got on Twitter today, I noticed that many of my #BPDfriends were suffering emotionally.  I feel for them, because I understand the pain firsthand.  Many are experiencing loneliness. Some are experiencing an intense reaction – a feeling of abandonment – by loved ones who must leave them for a business trip or even […]

Turning The Mind and Accepting a Painful Past (DBT Mindfulness Skill)

Yesterday during DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group, we did one of the mindfulness exercises on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s CD, “From Suffering to Freedom Through Acceptance.”  At the beginning of each class, we practice one of the 5 minute exercises, and this time it was “Turning the Mind.”During this exercise, Dr. Linehan reminded us that: “Trying […]