Category Archives: dialectical behavioral therapy

Negative thinking – new thoughts and diffusion

We can probably all agree that thinking negative things, especially about ourselves, can increase our negative emotions.  That’s putting it nicely: Thinking negatively can really create a living hell.  How can we stop? First off is mindfulness.  Lots of mindfulness … Continue reading

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Feelings, thoughts, and emotions

I think a lot of `our problems’ are because language is so…well, problematic.  Writing this blog, I’ve been noticing that I’m using the phrase, ‘I’m feeling like…and then following it with a thought’ – and I’m implying there’s a connection … Continue reading

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Checking-the-facts and Problem-Solving

Hi there.  So, I’m going to give you a quick update.  Quick because I’m in physical pain, and my brain is having a hard time thinking logically. Last time we chatted I was upset about an email response I’d received … Continue reading

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Sadness and extreme thinking

Phew.  So, just got an email from my `dbt mentor’ and ex-therapist that is having quite an effect on me.  I had sent a couple of emails letting her know what I was up to (hoping to reinforce her? Impress … Continue reading

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Participation…or Judgment and Misery

Well, one might think the choice would be easy.  But not with this brain!  Being judgmental can be really….among other things, satisfying. I have a bit of a twisted relationship with gyms.  I’m usually a member of one, but I … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Resources, as promised

FYI:  Bob Stahl is an MBSR teacher and trainer…and, Thich Nat Hahn also has cd’s available.  Jon Kabat-Zinn is just…well…almost everything I’ve read or heard by him has just been really down to earth and helpful…although I wouldn’t recommended his … Continue reading

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The Diary card: good, bad and even ugly

If you’re like most folks doing some kind of dbt practice, filling out the diary card is…well…a pain the ass!  And you may be experiencing a lot of resistance to filling it out, which (if you’re anything like me), you … Continue reading

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