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What’s Your DBT Story?: Peggy

What’s Your DBT Story?: Peggy
Thank you for sharing your DBT story Peggy! If you would like to share your story with DBT email Kristen, kristen@dialecticalliving.ca Before starting DBT I was an angry, negative person. I couldn’t even carry on a conversation with my husband without it turning into an argument. Although I managed to hide most of my anger from the out [...]

“You can’t do that!”...

“You can’t do that!”: Challenge accepted!
It was in grade 10 Careers class that I decided I wanted to become a social worker. In grade 12, when I began applying to social work programs, my friends, and peers looked skeptical. “You can’t be a social worker. You have depression.” In my mind that was the exact reason why I believed I would be a good social worker. I be [...]

Bell Let’s Talk DBT: Poor Acces...

Bell Let’s Talk DBT: Poor Access to an Effective Treatment
Today is Bell Let’s Talk (#bellletstalk) across Canada. It is a day dedicated to spreading awareness about all things mental health while helping to raise funds for various mental health initiatives. The part of this day that I have always enjoyed was using Bell Let’s Talk as a platform to voice the need for change in access to tr [...]

Is it your time? Join us!

Is it your time? Join us!
I remember feeling my body shake as the anger built up. I remember saying horrible things to people and feeling like I couldn’t stop my mouth from spewing the venom. I remember locking myself in the bathroom contemplating if I should self-harm. I remember frantically coming up with ever more damaging ways to keep my relationships from f [...]

It is not selfish, it is self-care

It is not selfish, it is self-care
I celebrate Christmas, the season of giving. I love buying gifts for my loved ones and seeing their reaction. I also do a lot of emotional giving all year around.  I want to be there for others  and I also want others to be there for me. Sadly, not everyone values helping others as much as I do so I frequently find myself drained. There is a [...]

3 DBT Skills My Baby is Teaching Me

3 DBT Skills My Baby is Teaching Me
I am a firm believer that DBT skills are a lifestyle. The skills are useful in every part of your life and not just in times of stress. Since birthing my baby 6 weeks ago I have seen how DBT skills are helping me cope with having a newborn, navigate my changing relationship with my partner and reminding me to practice to self-care.   3 D [...]

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