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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? …

Borderline Personality Disorder

Also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder A personality disorder is a distorted way of thinking. The exact cause is still not known but from my experience and research with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder – all of them have experienced abusive childhoods in some way. The severity of the personality differs according to each person’s attitude (and possible …

emotionally unstable personality disorder

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

I recently had a client who created a huge amount of turmoil for me. I couldn’t put my finger on what was going on with him. He was erratic and tearful during our therapy sessions and left me feeling drained and exhausted. I knew the energy being projected onto me was unusual and far more intense than the average client …

dialectical behavioural therapy

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) was designed primarly for people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorderand focuses on helping someone tolerate the uncomfortable feeling of distress. It also helps a person to learn ways to balance their emotions and not feel so overwhelmed by strong emotions. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and also focuses on helping someone …