Why Non-attachment is one of the Keys to a Happy Life & Relationship. 

The circumstances of life, the frailty of the human condition, the instability of emotions—all of these factors make relationships much less

Source: Why Non-attachment is one of the Keys to a Happy Life & Relationship. | elephant journal


10 Signs You Have A Great Husband/partner.. or figure out when you don’t 

This article explains what it takes to be a great husband.

Source: 10 Signs You Have A Great Husband

Loving-kindness Meditation

May “all beings” be happy, healthy and whole.
May they have love, warmth and affection.
May they be protected from harm, and free from fear.
May they be alive, engaged and joyful.
May “all beings” enjoy inner peace and ease.
May that peace expand into their world and throughout the entire universe.


Source: Lovingkindness Meditation

What’s the most significant obstacle people face when it comes to being open about mental health?

Originally posted on Paul’s letters…:I’ve been thinking about this question in the days since the conversation on mental health advocacy that came out of the Conquer Worry podcast. This morning I met with my therapist and we were discussing the challenges of mental health advocacy and I talked about how I think one…



When a joke is not really a joke… Oh the perks of being a Borderline with severe attachment issues!


American Journal of Psychotherapy

Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy: ingentaconnect Table Of Contents


The Course and Evolution of Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
pp. 97-110(14)
Authors: Linehan, Marsha M.; Wilks, Chelsey R.

Transdiagnostic Applications of DBT for Adolescents and Adults 
pp. 111-128(18)
Authors: Ritschel, Lorie A.; Lim, Noriel E.; Stewart, Lindsay M.

Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Disorders of Over-Control: Signaling Matters 
pp. 141-162(22)
Authors: Lynch, Thomas R.; Hempel, Roelie J.; Dunkley, Christine

Treatment Acceptability Study of Walking The Middle Path, a New DBT Skills Module for Adolescents and their Families 
pp. 163-178(16)
Authors: Rathus, Jill; Campbell, Bevin; Miller, Alec; Smith, Heather

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Latina Adolescents: Supplemental Dialectical Corollaries and Treatment Targets 
pp. 179-197(19)
Authors: Germán, Miguelina; Smith, Heather L.; Rivera-Morales, Camila; González, Garnetta; Haliczer, Lauren A.; Haaz, Chloe; Miller, Alec L.

Mentalization and Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
pp. 199-217(19)
Authors: Swenson, Charles R.; Choi-Kain, Lois W.

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience 

Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs

Source: 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience | TIME

Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory – Lynn A. Watson – Google Books

Autobiographical memory plays a key role in psychological well-being, and the field has been investigated from multiple perspectives for over thirty years. One large body of research has examined the basic mechanisms and characteristics of autobiographical memory during general cognition, and another body has studied what happens to it during psychological disorders, and how psychological therapies targeting memory disturbances can improve psychological well-being. This edited collection reviews and integrates current theories on autobiographical memory when viewed in a clinical perspective. It presents an overview of basic applied and clinical approaches to autobiographical memory, covering memory specificity, traumatic memories, involuntary and intrusive memories and the role of self-identity. The book discusses a wide range of psychological disorders, including depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder and autism, and how they affect autobiographical memory. It will be of interest to students of psychology, clinicians and therapists alike.

Source: Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory – Lynn A. Watson – Google Books

Dissociation in borderline personality disorder

Source: Dissociation in borderline personality disorder: Disturbed cognitive and emotional inhibition and its neural correlates

 Impulsivity in borderline personality disorder – Cambridge Journals Online

Background Impulsivity is a core feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and is most frequently measured using self-rating scales. There is a need to find objective, valid and reliable measures of impulsivity. This study aimed to examine performance of participants with BPD compared with healthy controls on delay and probabilistic discounting tasks and the stop-signal task (SST), which are objective measures of choice and motor impulsivity, respectively.

Source: Psychological Medicine – Impulsivity in borderline personality disorder – Cambridge Journals Online

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New Addition To My Family!

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Respecting Emotion & Regulating Emotion: An Introduction to Checking the Facts

Emotions are like a sixth sense because like sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell, they give us important information about our environment that we need to survive. What makes emotions so special is that they help us to act quickly when logical thought is too slow for us to engage in problem-solving. (See Situations below.) However, for people who may be unusually emotionally reactive, sensitive, or have learned to judge or invalidate their emotional sixth sense from culture, values, gender roles, parents, family, loved ones, etc., emotions may not always cause the expected effective response. Therefore, dialectical behavior therapy came up with the skill checking the facts to help us figure out if our emotional responses fit the facts and intensity of a situation and whether an unwanted or distressing emotion needs skills toward accepting and changing or skills toward accepting and tolerating.

Consultation Team Agreements for DBT Peer Support Specialists

Adapted from the Linehan Board of Certification by Rachel Cara Gill For DBT Peer Connections Facebook Group Administrators Consultation Team All DBT Connections Facebook Group Administrators are required to complete the FREE DBT Skills Training E-course prior to joining the consultation team Request to join DBT Peer Connections Facebook Skills Support Group as a general […]

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