Two critical events occurred that year. In my mind, they tend to fuse together because both met the same critical need by fostering positive self-worth.
I can appreciate talent, whatever its form. Music has the power to lift a depressed mood, energize the exhausted, and allow us to express feelings otherwise kept hidden. Music is an outlet of self-expression.
We are all wired with an internal alarm system that alerts us to potential danger. Put in terms of mindfulness, sometimes Emotion Mind will take over without our consent. The […]
While not strictly a part of DBT skills training, I have found that introducing the concept of Core (or Primary) Emotions helps people recognize and communicate about their emotions more […]
The concept of mindfulness is core to learning all the other DBT skills. Throughout the series we will be referring back to this page. Using this concept, we will be […]
This series will offer ways to incorporate Dialectical Behavior skills into everyday life, especially as it relates to Migraine and other Headache Disorders. One of the unique aspects of DBT is its emphasis on dialectics. Dialectics is the incorporation of opposites. In the case of DBT, clients are taught to embrace both Acceptance of the current circumstances and readiness to Change. While simple in concept, the process is much more difficult.
The more successful this blog, the more often I receive offers of help from people who claim they have the answer to solve my health issues. While I am sure […]
Lots of people make New Year’s Resolutions. Before the month is finished, most resolutions have been abandoned, forgotten, or outright broken. So where does it all go wrong? Failure to consider […]
In school, answering 50% of the questions correctly, earned you a failing grade. In fact, most of the time you needed to answer at least 70% correctly. As a perfectionist, […]
My chronic illness started at age five. As a result, my diagnosis became part of my identity. Words like “sick one”, “weak”, “sensitive”, “can’t take the stress”, and “fragile” dot […]