3 weird things to do when you’re in a slump.

“Slump.” It’s not a clinical term, but who wants to read an article about “anhedonia“? One of the most common topics of therapy is lack of motivation. Sometimes a “slump” is born from the paralyzing anxiety of agoraphobia (think Joan counting her steps outside her house in “Shameless”); Sometimes it grows from the shackling anhedonia […]



Self Kindness: More Difficult than I Thought

I’m participating in the Kindness Challenge started by Niki of The Richness of A Simple Life. I’m reflecting on Week One: Self Kindness. At first I thought this would be super easy, no problem. I’m always kind to myself. Well, most of the time. I consider myself a very positive person. I’m grateful for the […]



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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