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Do You Deserve To Be Happy?

When good thing happen to you, are you afraid that the other shoe is going to fall? When you hear of upcoming good things in your life, are you certain that something will get in the way of it manifesting — that it’s too good to be true? A lot of us with Borderline Personality […]

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 […]

DBT Skills for Dissociation

I put my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to work today. Unfortunately, I experienced a panic attack and a couple of episodes of dissociation. The panic attack happened during a group exercise at the gym.  My impulse was to run from the room to “safety,” but I used Wise Mind to remind myself that I […]

Jealous, Insecure Inner Child at Work | Listening To Her Concerns

It started out with physical sensations.  My neck and shoulders hurt. My jaw had a sharp pain right at the hinges. I felt a headache coming on. It was all out of nowhere, really, but it was all very familiar. Usually I would get these symptoms if I had spent all day hunchback over the […]

Be Like a Baby – DBT Mindfulness Skill

A few weeks ago in my weekly DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group, the doctor asked us all to place one hand flat on the table and leave it there. About 30 seconds later, she asked us about our experiences – specifically, she asked if we started to describe the experience.I certainly had. My mind is […]

DBT Distress Tolerance Skills

Photo Credit: Sarah Cardwell I am a bit overwhelmed with my own emotions right now.  I have been caught up and in my own internal drama as I work hard to not let it consume me.  Yes, I am working VERY HARD to use my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to help me through this […]

Anxiety, Lack of Appetite, and Wise Mind

I am writing this so that I can stay in Wise Mind.  Wise Mind is something you learn about in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. Wise Mind Handout Credit: Marsha Linehan Here’s what it’s all about: Suppose we have two states of mind: The Emotional Mind and the Reasonable Mind. If we lived in the […]