Category Archives: Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-Injury and Trauma

Understanding the role of self-injury in the context of trauma. Continue reading

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How to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is at the center of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). You have read about what mindfulness practice consists of, I’d like to continue with how it is practiced according to DBT. Continue reading

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Mindfulness and DBT: “What” Skills

In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness is broken down into six specific types of skills. The first three are referred to as “what” skills in Marsha Linehan’s Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993). So you want to practice mindfulness, what exactly do you do? Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness is a core component of dialectical behavioral therapy and can be applied to assist in stabilization during phase I of irauma iherapy. Continue reading

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How Trauma Impacts Mental Health

I’m joining the American Psychological Association’s mental health blog party and sharing highlights of past blog posts addressing how trauma impacts mental health Continue reading

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