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I’ve been struggling with depression on and off for about five years now and that’s added up to a lot of bad days. Over that time, I’ve tried a lot of things and talked to…
The last time I spoke to you, I had found a therapist who was actually open to the idea of working with someone who has BPD. I’ve now had my first session and it was refreshing! The ideas that she suggests sound great and she really makes me view my thoughts in a different light, a better, clearer, light. Yes, it is only early days but I mentioned that as time goes on, I seem to only recall negative events in my life or big events, not the smaller, happier memories like seeing Father Christmas or playing in the garden. She’s suggested that we make a timeline; she will ask questions to prompt my memory and then I can have it to look back on.
Again, early days, but it’s so nice to know that I will be meeting regularly with someone, I can talk about my week, unpick it…
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I know how being diagnosed with borderline personailty disorder can be perceived as a death sentence. I’m living proof that it doesn’t have to be. Recently, I was listening to Marsha Lineham’s youtube videos on BPD, and one story in particular stood out to me. She talked about a client she was treating who was struggling with suicide ideation/attemps. She asked the girls parents if they wanted to hospitalize her, lock her up and risk her making another suicide attempt, or if they wanted to try giving her the opportunity to create a life worth living through DBT. There is one girl in my DBT group who has borderline personality as well. Every time she speaks, I feel like im listening to myself a year ago. Its so hard for me not to jump out of my chair and tell her IT DOES GET BETTER. I know it can, because…
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Some very good handouts and resources on this page:
Some DBT worksheets:
Personal Bill of Rights | Self Love | Self Care | Love Addiction Help – Recovering from Love Addiction | Treatment for Love Addiction | Recover – Heal – Overcome Obsessive Love in Relationships
Personal Bill of Rights. Something I learned about in a Co-Dependency group I attended.
Source: Personal Bill of Rights | Self Love | Self Care | Love Addiction Help – Recovering from Love Addiction | Treatment for Love Addiction | Recover – Heal – Overcome Obsessive Love in Relationships
Great list of emotions and feelings here:
Good list of Core Values in this post: