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,…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – In Need of A Reset

Anger From the Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Mudslinging Trial I can’t even really type this without filling with anger. All I know is that, according to the news, Johnny Depp hired a psychiatrist to determine her state of mind – it being she has Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder. I’m sure his…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – The Start of EMDR – Creating New Pathways to Calm

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing First, I am not going to spend a lot of time telling you specifically how EMDR works. My reasoning for this is that I can spend a lot of time trying to understand a process rather than letting the process happen. For me, this can be an avoidance tactic…

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 & Histrionic Personality Disorder – The Stigma & Non-Social Acceptance

The Stigma and Non-Social Acceptance of Complicated Mental Illness I first want to say that from my heart, I do not mean to diminish the life changing journey anyone has to face when diagnosed with a serious physical illness. Serious physical illnesses like cancer kills people. However, some people who get serious physical illness do…

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 – Intentional Interventions & Ah-Ha Moments

Feeling the World Having BPD means I emotionally feel the world at a rate higher than the general population. To me, this is a super power and a curse. Before I was properly diagnosed, I did not know what was causing my over-the-top emotional reaction to the world. I felt cursed as I could not…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Emotions Borderline Style & Seeing Is Believing

Emotions – Borderline Style I have spent the last two decades scared to death that something hidden in my memory was the reason my body floods with fear when “triggered” by specific and not so identifiable situations. I could not understand or link the intense emotions to a PTSD symptom of feeling like I was…