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Staying afloat

A friend shared this poem with me and I wanted very much to share it with you. I have read that it is about a father teaching his daughter how to swim – but it feels as though it is about so much more as well. Perhaps this will be particularly poignant if you have […]


Think Happy. Be Happy.

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. ~ Joel Osteen There are happy days but there are also unhappy ones. It’s true that […]


When to Use Crisis Survival Skills

You are in a crisis when the situation is: • Highly stressful. • Short-term (that is, it won’t last a long time). • Creates intense pressure to resolve the crisis now.   Use Crisis Survival Skills when: 1. You have intense pain that cannot be helped quickly. 2. You want to act on your emotions, but it […]


Expecting a Different Response

“We cannot expect a different response other than the frequency we are giving out” One of the greatest gifts and joys we can to give to each other is to accept and include. This does not imply that we remain people pleasers or become door mats. Simply, it is to explore what is already alive […]


Dealing with People Who Say Therapy is a Crutch

It is so easy to judge. Legions of “friends” and acquaintances evaluate your decision to enter treatment. Some signal thumbs up and applaud your courage. Others gesture thumbs down and render disapproval: It’s not as bad as he thinks. He needs to suck it up. I’ve been through worse. While many people are understanding, critical […]


Interpersonal effectiveness 

Posts about Non Violent Communication written by Justin Hoenke

Source: Non Violent Communication | Justin The Librarian

The Cutting Truth of Borderline Personality Disorder 

Cutting and other forms of self-mutilation may be hard for many people to understand. People who self-harm are more likely to have an underlying emotional problems, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). According to a study by German researchers, people with BPD may engage in self-injury because they get a sense of emotional relief from physical pain. BPD…

Source: The Cutting Truth of Borderline Personality Disorder | FYI Living


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Series to Focus on Mental Disorders: Course Designed to Help Affected Families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

via Series to focus on mental disorders: Course designed to help affected families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Talent Show A Mild Success

There wasn’t a huge turnout for the Talent Show tonight.  Someone played the guitar while I read some poetry.  There was no winner.  I guess it was a tie.  We both got compliments on our performances.  One of the poems I read was “I Am The Shadow”  It was suggested that I should write something […]

When BPD is Your “Root” Mental Health Issue

I love this article! via When Borderline Personality Disorder is your “Root” Mental Health Issue (It’s Good to Know…) –

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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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