Learning to apply mindfulness to dysregulated emotions and thoughts is one of the most difficult and most rewarding parts of learning Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and for this reason I am going to be blogging on a book dedicated to exploring the topic in detail. I hope you’ll join me over the next several posts as I take us through Mi [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]