Emotional Regulation 12: Gratitude

I keep a journal, I write in it maybe once a week, and only if there’s something really juicy to write about. Some people are able to keep a daily journal and some really amazing people keep a daily gratitude journal. You might have heard of it. Keeping a gratitude journal is an effective way…

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Case Study: Howl (Howls moving Castle)

If you haven’t seen any of the Studio Ghibli films Hayao Miyazaki stop reading this and go watch them now. I don’t care if Anime isn’t your thing, these films are masterpieces of storytelling and visuals that will send your spirit soaring. Start with Howls Moving Castle (because not only is it the one we’re…

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Distress Tolerance 12: Morty and the Multi-verse

If you havn’t seen Rick and Morty, I highly recommend it. It has a perfect balance of entertainment, humour, sci-fi adventure, and nihilism. It features the most brilliant scientist in the universe, Rick Sanchez, and his pubescent whiny grandson, Morty, as they go on adventures through the multi-verse. The multi-verse, or Multiple Universe Theory, is…

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Distress Tolerance 10: The Ring of Power

There is a moment in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, when Frodo, Gandalf, and the fellowship are at a standstill in the middle of the Mines of Moria, and are not sure which turn to take next. Frodo and Gandalf discuss the events that led them to this point and…

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Distress Tolerance 5: Problem Behaviour Pros and Cons

A enormous part of distress tolerance is learning how to identify problem behaviours or unhealthy choices, and correct them so that crises and distress can be avoided. An effective way of doing this is by creating pros and cons lists to break down the behaviour and consequences of each choice we could make. Its a…

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Distress Tolerance 3: Self-Soothe with the Five Senses

One of the most important tools in your arsenal is techniques for self-soothing. You’ll hear phrases like self-care all over therapy, and that can include all kinds of things for maintaining and cultivating your well being in the long term. But if what you need is some immediate comfort in a distressing moment these skills…

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Mindfullness 3: Attitude Adjustment

When embarking on a therapy like Mindfullness for the first time it’s important to be prepared for the work its going to take and how to face those feelings of apprehension going in. So here are 7 tips for attitude adjustment when practicing mindfullness. Reduce Judgments of self and others Judgments are assumptions and are…

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Mindfullness 4: The Raisin

Do you like raisins? Because I hate them. They are disgusting abominations, a sad remnant of what used to be a noble fruit, and the world would be a far better place without them. Raisins are responsible for unhealthy trust issues. Don’t believe me? Ever bit into what looked like a delicious chocolate chip cookie…

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Somewhere you’ve heard the term, perhaps from a friend or a doctor or social media: Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s a mysterious and misunderstood disorder and there are many myths and misinformation floating around out there. So what is it? What makes this diagnosis so difficult to manage? What can be done to help those suffering?…

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Greetings!

Welcome to The Borderline Connection. The purpose of this blog is to inform, educate, and amuse my readers with a first-hand experience of living with Borderline Personality Disorder and how to manage its symptoms. I hope to enlighten those curious about the disorder and assure those of my brethren and their friends, families and loved…

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