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Tools for accepting emotions

manage emotions

At times we can all use tools for accepting emotions. Emotional wisdom isn’t the same as rational wisdom. It defies logic and can lead us into trouble if we don’t learn how to temper the intense urges that accompany emotions. So how do you manage emotions better? It’s important to know yourself. What things trigger you? Is it your partner? …

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Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

  Maddi Crease describes DBT and explains how it has helped her more than other therapies. As a young woman who’s been in the mental health system for over six years, including inpatient admissions, I’ve had my fair share of therapy. From talking about the past and present, to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to the therapy that has probably contributed the …

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

    7 tips for coping with modern day stress Stress is unavoidable in today’s world. There are bills to pay, debt, traffic jams. difficult people, relationship issues – the list is infinite. Finding ways to cope with modern day stress will put you ahead of the pack in terms of effectiveness, happiness levels and quality of life. Here’s how: …

Acceptance and distress tolerance

Acceptance and distress tolerance Life’s not fair. I can think of many things that seem unjust. I just have to watch the news or listen to people’s stories to confirm this. If you’ve ever found yourself saying “Why me?” or “It’s not fair”, you may be someone that finds it hard to accept the hardships of life. I know I …

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Positive Self Talk

 Positive Self Talk and Distress Tolerance Sometimes we need to find strategies to help ourselves feel more at ease and cope with life. Ways that we can do this include positive self talk and learning to manage distress: Positive Self-Talk I can get through this, I’ve managed before and I can now I don’t need to do this, it’ll only …

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy What is the difference between Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)? In my private practice I mainly use a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behaviour therapy. Psychodynamic therapy works on the premise that many of our behaviours are learned in childhood and are maladaptive. These ineffective coping mechanisms thwart us and limit us in adulthood …