Category Archives: dbt

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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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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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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Mindfulness and Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I’m going to write a little bit about Mindfulness…what it is, and what it isn’t. Some people equate Mindfulness with meditation; but they’re not necessarily the same thing.   Meditation may be one form of mindfulness – depending on what the … Continue reading

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The importance of having a goal

Without Willingness…oh, I already said that somewhere else.  Let’s just say that Willingness is really, really important.  Sometimes you’re going to want to sabotage all kinds of things related to treatment, and you’ll need Willingness to get you through.  It’ll … Continue reading

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Knives, and thoughts can’t hurt you

Knives scare the crap out of me.  I don’t like having them around, or even seeing them out.  Especially sharp ones. Most people who are in dbt have experienced quite a bit of horrendous suicidal ideation.  Some people have actually … Continue reading

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