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Mindfulness for the Intensity of BPD

Mindfulness for the Intensity of BPD
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 [...]

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, 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 [...]

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DBT Training with Shelley McMain – UofT School of Social Work and CAMH

Shelley McMain and Dialectical Living 6

Driving home the skills!


Try on your wise mind!

wise mind

Dialectical Living at Addiction Concert in Washington DC – Unite to Face Addiction Oct. 4th 2015 – The day the silence ends!

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