Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Everyday Noticing Of What It Is Like Living With BPD & HPD

Preamble In my blog Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anger & Lettin’ Loose & How BPD Am I? I wonder how BPD I am and how I have looked out there in the world. I also write about how I let myself sink into BPD intense emotions – but at that time…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anxious – Ambivalent (Preoccupied) Attachment Style

Jennifer May, PhD – Great DBT Resource on YouTube As I prepare for more focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) sessions with my therapist, I found a fantastic DBT resource on YouTube – Jennifer May, PhD. She has so many videos on DBT, as well as many other helpful videos such as attachment styles that I…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Owning The Chaos – It Has Made My Life Interesting

If I Could Go Back and Do It Over Again… Would I? I think everyone has either had this thought or been asked this question. Recently, while eating my morning snack in the staff room, a teacher suddenly asked me if I would go back and do my life over again… I started to answer,…

Histrionic Personality Disorder – This One’s Hard To Process – Gonna Be Baby Steps

Books About HPD Are Scarce Basically, there seems to be very few books published specifically about Histrionic Personality Disorder. Lots of Information on HPD Via DSM 5 When I Google DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR)) and Histrionic Personality Disorder, there is more selection. According to Therapedia: Histrionic Personality Disorder is a DSM-5…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Practicing Non-Judgement & Finding Synthesis Between Opposites

Idea for Practicing Effectiveness – With Anger & Hostility Ideas for practicing effectiveness is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mindfulness technique from DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, by Marsha M. Linehan. There is a step-by-step process outlined in the above mentioned worksheets that, as I applied it, truly helped me begin to observe…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Mindfulness & Releasing Repressed Grief

Breathing “Wise” In & “Mind” Out This is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mindfulness technique from DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, by Marsha M. Linehan. There are so many ideas for practicing “Wise Mind” in the worksheets, I picked two to focus on for now. It is just as the title says…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anger & Lettin’ Loose & How BPD Am I?

Processing Processing Processing I’ve been processing- thinking a lot about how BPD and HPD manifest in me. I realize just how much emotions and thoughts I have been keeping inside me. For a variety of reasons. Mainly, my level of emotional intensity does not match most people and conventional social environments. I was told (or…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Introduction to Symptoms & Causes

Mixed Emotions and Foggy Brain I’m 6 days into my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD). As of right now, it seems my therapist is focusing on BPD. I do not know very much about HPD, yet. I’ve the good fortune of a Monday snow day, turning the regular 2-day…

Forget Everything I’ve Said – I’ve Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder

The Beginning of a New Journey February 9th, 2022. Diagnosis day, again. Last diagnosis days were over 20 years ago. This included four different diagnosis by experts – four different opinions on why I was the way I was. I’m over 20 years of living with a brain I somehow knew wasn’t operating properly. As…