Video by Recovery Mum:
Video by Recovery Mum:
The STOP skill is a way to slow down a crisis. When a trigger happens you can picture the stop sign:
S – Stop. Stop everything right now.
T – Take a step back. Get out of the situation or just give yourself a break.
O – Observe. Observe how you feel, what the situation really is and the sensations it’s giving you. What are other people doing and saying?
P – Proceed Mindfully. Think around the scenario from every angle. Before deciding on an action think of how you feel, how others feel and whether the action you want to do next will make things better or worse.
(Please note that Upside Down Chronicles has no training or therapeutic expertise, only experience. This series ‘Mouse Does DBT’ is to support people going through DBT themselves, or for those interested in the therapy. Please contact your GP if you need…
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The Looking Glass – By Charlotte Farhan
When identity is unstable life can feel as if you are staring through a mirror wondering what the “other side” means ?
Like Alice who questions the world on the other side of the mirror’s reflection – before stepping through and entering an alternative world; our concept of self is greatly developed from infancy through our interpersonal interactions and mirrored back through society. Suggesting that we have a tendency to understand ourselves through our understanding of how others see and judge us; this is thought to be how we develop and understand our own identity.
As a child we learn how our crying, smiling and silence elicits a response from our caregivers, this forms our first mirroring and understanding of how we are perceived and responded to. This continues throughout our interactions and learning.
“The thing that moves us to pride or shame…
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California State University San Marcos
Scale Validation Survey II (IRB Code Number: 893513-1)
A self-report questionnaire is being developed for people with various psychiatric diagnoses. This study aims to examine if this questionnaire is measuring the phenomenon of interest. We hope that our research will lead to further research and potential clinical applications. You must have a formal psychiatric diagnosis, be fluent in English, and be at least 18 years of age to participate. This study is open to US and non-US residents. You are not eligible to participate if you participated in our recent interview and survey studies. This survey takes approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete.
To participate in this online research study, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYFK69R
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I have some news. My daughter is pregnant again. She’s six months along. Her and her boyfriend are couch-surfing. Right now, they’re staying with friends out of town. They’re on assistance and only getting half a cheque. I have a feeling that this baby is going to go directly into foster care the same as its brother, who’s being adopted. I wish they would find a place of their own and get their act together!
My sister is getting married next month and I’m her Matron of Honour. That means that I have to dance with the Best Man. I’ve never danced in my entire life. I’m so nervous!
My son is still staying in his room when the tutor comes, and talking to her through the door. I wish he would come out and meet her. I know what social anxiety is like. His dad is the same way. I worry so much about them! Even if my son would do a little bit at a time. He used to wave his hand at her from the hallway as she was at the front door, leaving. He won’t even do that anymore.
There are a lot of special days for me this month – my sister’s and mother-in-law’s birthdays, Mother’s Day and my parents’ anniversary. I have no money to buy them anything this year. 😦 I’m making my sister’s wedding present. I’m sure she’ll like it. It’s something she can really use.
I hope everyone’s May is going well and that you are enjoying some nice Spring weather. It’s a little cool and wet here for this time of year but I’m sure it’ll get better soon. Take care. Until next time,
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It’s 5am and I’ve been thinking; it’s Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, and I should write something. But, it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.
I have a Son. I think he’s perfect. He loves me, he trusts me, he knows I’ll always protect him. But it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.
I am a Daughter. I miss my Father who’s proud of the woman I’ve become. I miss his newborn daughter, my newborn Sister. Though I’ve only met her the once I’d do anything for her. I have a beautiful Mother who I worship. A Mother who turned her life upside down to protect her daughter and Grandson. She’s like a Goddess to me. But it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.
I am a Sister. I have my newborn Sister who’s beautiful. I have younger Brother. A strong and sensitive Brother. A man who’s proud to be my Son’s Uncle…
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What do you know about borderline personality disorder? Today’s guest contributor, Natalia Hero, shares her personal insights into the often stigmatized mental illness, usually referred to as BPD. If you have BPD, please comment below and tell us about your experiences.
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month – it’s also my birthday month, and the month during which I was diagnosed with the disorder. I like to think that that reinforces the connection I have with my illness – that BPD is very much a part of me, to be accepted and even embraced rather than demonized or ignored. To me, this has been an important part of the healing process. But the way BPD is perceived by others is another matter entirely. The disorder is highly stigmatized even within the field of psychiatry – it’s been described in some of the literature I’ve read as “incurable” while its…
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