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“I have received an immense amount of value from attending these sessions”

– Nick P.


“My daughter melted down this morning and I had more compassion for her than ever before because of what I learned”

– Cathryn


I’m so proud of myself.  I have been binge eating and restricting for three years. My last binge was on October 29th and I am beyond determined to get to a full two weeks (keep in mind, I was binging 2+ times a week prior to beginning our course.) I have been fighting a binge since last night. So today, I went and bought and ate ONE cupcake to satisfy my craving. Not four, not six, ONE.  I ate it slowly, mindfully, and enjoyed every bite.  And now my urge to binge is gone.  Life was really hard for so long, and now it’s starting to get tangibly better. So thank you.”



“I was very impressed by all the hard work put in by the organizers”

– Zahava L.


“For the first time in 3 years I actually felt like things will be okay”

– Caroline


“Thank you so much for this amazing course!  It has made such a huge difference in my life.  The skills are incredibly helpful for anyone who wants to improve relationships”

– family member


“I would recommend the mindfulness skills to anyone who has a loved one with any mental illness not just BPD”

– family member


“Thank you Julie and the DL team!  Your efforts to introduce me to DBT skills are extremely appreciated.  I feel I can better cope moving forward.  I had lost all hope that the future was bleak – now I have hope.”

– family member


Julie is the “Marsha of the north”!

– person with BPD


Cool DBT gal!

– Amanda, My Dialectical Life


“I can’t begin to tell you how much my work with my DBT Coach and our work together in group has impacted my life. The quality of my life has improved more than I could have ever hoped in such a short time. I’m definitely happier and calmer, mostly because I don’t feel so ashamed of engaging in behaviours which are destructive. I haven’t drank anything in two months and have already lessened my food episodes (Two food binges in one month!!! They used to be twice a week!) . I have received such genuine and hands on support from the entire team, and feel like I have been propelled into recovery. I know I still have work to do, but I have never felt like I have had such a handle on things. Ever.”

__ Anonymous


Thanks for your understanding and the time you put in to talk to me. People like you light up our dark world. 

__ Family Member

Dialectical Dispatches

Dialectical Living at Mindfest 2019


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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