People who have Borderline Personality Disorder experience extremely strong emotional reactions. In fact, emotional dysregulation is one of the primary diagnostic descriptions for BPD. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the most prevalent treatment available for people struggling with BPD, believes that among all emotions people with BPD struggle with, shame is the most powerful and difficult to deal with.
How does KonMari relate to Borderline Personality Disorder? Well, it brought to mind something that is a key element in the BPD treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She calls it Radical Acceptance
That’s a question that can easily send shudders down one’s spine. Here’s a little background on why.
As one year ends and another arrives, we typically like to re-post a story from our blog Across the Borderline that may relieve a bit of the burden of coping with BPD. This year we came across this piece on the therapeutic benefits of baking, not just for oneself but also for others…
Why is that some people can experience a similar adverse event and not exhibit the same degree and duration of emotional distress?