Marsha Linehan’s DBT Workshop in London    

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to attend Marsha Linehan’s two day DBT Workshop in London. As the only non-clinician in an entire lecture theatre of over 250 people, I was worried I would feel out of place or unable to keep up with the content. However, I could not have felt more at home there; as soon as I arrived I was greeted with a beaming smile and warm hug from the organiser, and made to feel like one of the family by each and every clinician I met over the two days.

My anxiety was painfully high, due to the fact that my therapist was there – and I was feeling incredibly hyper-vigilant around this. Also, a crowd of 250 is rather a big feat in itself for someone like me in a situation like that! However, I was so skilful throughout, using…

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