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Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

borderline personality disorder

  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 …

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Tips to manage emotional overload

Times of emotional overload aren’t pleasant. We can feel completely out of control and find it difficult not to act without thinking. When we are highly emotional, we aren’t using our rational minds. Here are tips to help you when you experience emotional overload. Opposite Action The first skill is Opposite Action, which can help you stop an intense or …

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Tips to keep your mood stable

Sometimes, I feel as if I could scream or go crazy when emotions get the better of me. Emotions are far stronger than rational thought and it can be tricky to keep calm when it feels like your world is spinning out of control. This is why we often act in ways that we know aren’t good for us – …

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How to promote emotional wellbeing

  How to promote emotional well being Looking after yourself on a physical level is important if you want to keep your mind healthy and protect your emotional well being. The body and the mind are closely linked and both need to be working well and be looked after in order for a person to function well. An unhealthy body …

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Positive Stress Interventions

  Positive Stress Interventions   Do you ever feel stressed? I guess that’s a silly question. Even when you try (like I do daily…and often miss my target!) to stay calm, think positively and tell myself that nothing is going to destroy my ‘fab funk’, something invariably comes along to challenge my ‘serenity’. Like traffic jams, rude people, the cost …

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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 …