Brave.Powerful.Delivered- BPD Hope and awareness

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Operating as usual

07/27/2022

The Holistic Psychologist 💚

I have endless belief in human beings.

When I see that a vast majority of people are: depressed, anxious, + addicted (to substances, to other people, to avoidance, + to various forms of escapism)—I see a society that functions + normalizes things that create emotionally unhealthy adults. My belief is that these disorders are actually people’s healthy response to unsafe or dysfunctional environments. Rather than normalizing sickness, we need to have conversations about changing the way we function as a society. People are unwell for a REASON.

SOME THINGS THAT ARE “NORMAL” THINGS THAT ARE DYSFUNCTIONAL:

1. Doing jobs we hate at companies that: violate boundaries, pay terribly, discard employees or leave them feeling not valued or replaceable.

2. Placing pressure on children starting at young ages to perform + achieve academically in subjects they have little or no passion for.

3. Modeling love as: abuse, betrayal, enabling or caretaking.

4. Polarizing (black + white thinking) used on both sides to create collective fear to promote political agendas.

5. Downplaying the *vastly important* role of parenting + mothering (as well as not providing the emotional support parents need to raise healthy children)

6. Survival mode as an acceptable way of living

7. Disconnection from nature + healthy food sources.

8. Family messaging that relies on guilt, manipulation, or fear to keep family members controlled or in line that is labeled as “cultural.”

9. Alcohol used as a way to cope, unwind, relax, celebrate every function.

10. Conditioning girls to be kind + polite (fawn response) while conditioning boys to be strong + manly (emotional suppression)

11. A lack of meaning or purpose— conditioning human to be production machines. Stripping humans of their creative nature.

12. Lack of community, connection, being of service.

13. Chronic loneliness + isolation

14. Urgency culture: expecting everyone to be available 24/7

15. Promoting secrecy or denial as a way to deal with issues within families in the name of “moving on from the past”

07/22/2022

There's no single cause of borderline personality (BPD) and it's likely to be caused by a combination of factors.

Here are some of them:
✅ Genetics
Genes you inherit from your parents may make you more vulnerable to developing .
✅Problem with brain chemicals
Altered levels of have been linked to depression, aggression, and difficulty controlling destructive urges.
✅ Problem with brain development
MRI scans revealed that in many people with BPD, 3 parts of the brain were either smaller than expected or had unusual levels of activity. These parts were:
➡️ the amygdala – which plays an important role in regulating , especially the more "negative" emotions, such as fear, aggression, and anxiety;
➡️the hippocampus – which helps regulate behavior and self-control;
➡️the orbitofrontal cortex – which is involved in planning and decision making.
✅ Environmental
Several environmental factors seem to be widespread among people with BPD.
A person's relationship with their parents and family has a strong influence on how they come to see the world and what they believe about other people.
Unresolved fear, anger, and distress from childhood can lead to a variety of distorted adult thinking patterns, such as:
➡️ idealizing others;
➡️ expecting others to be a parent to you;
➡️ expecting other people to bully you;
➡️ behaving as if other people are adults and you're not.

If you suffer from BPD, don’t hesitate to contact us or enroll our online DBT course! You are not alone ❤️

07/12/2022

These are the symptoms I live with. I have learning to accept them and to not feel shame about my reality. It does make you less of a human and you still are valued and loved. 💜✨

06/30/2022

Thank you to whoever wrote this. Most do not have compassion for us who struggle with this serious mental illness. Keep going even if they don’t ✨

06/23/2022

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06/13/2022

Every behavior anyone engages in makes sense when we understand their personal history. Every addiction, overreaction, impulsive decision, distorted thought, and self-sabotaging behavior. There is a reason for all of it, and the reason isn’t because you are defective or lacking in character. -Dr. Heidi Green 💚

06/08/2022

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06/08/2022

I am learning to accept myself and diagnosis even if no one else will. Not everyone has an understanding of mental health challenges.

You are Brave, Powerful, and Delivered 💜✨

06/06/2022

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Color Me Happii

06/03/2022

Have a gentle weekend 💜✨

06/01/2022

You are not your thoughts. You are not your feelings. You are not your desires or emotions, and you can watch all of them come and go.

05/31/2022

Just a little night time humor 😴😆

05/17/2022

Dialectical behavior therapy has been a game changer for me. I am in month 3 of my intensive recovery course with EmotionallySensitive.com
The course is 9 months.

I know it will be a journey to learn so many skills that I missed out on. I can also say it’s enriched my life thus far.

Here is a DBT gem I found online 💎✨

05/16/2022

Sunday gems 💎 hope you had a gentle weekend ✨💜

05/15/2022

I needed this today and I want to share it with you. ✨💜

Sending deep love to those who have had life altered by an experience and became a different person in that moment.

A person who is in survival mode.

A person who wrestles with respecting their body, because it represents the trauma.

A person who has had complication physically and mentally due to the impact of your experience.

A person who felt less connected because of the shame that comes wi the bing a survivor and not always having the right support.

You deserve healing, help, hope, people, support, and safety.

Let today be a day that you respect where you are and stop judging yourself based on someone else’s misinformed expectations about your strength.

*** I have a free inner child guide @ the link in my bio. Also, we are doing a community call in two weeks. Also free. Grab your spot in the same spot.****

I’m so glad you’re here! 💪🏻❤️

05/14/2022

Friday gems 💎✨

05/13/2022

✨✨✨✨it’s okay to have off days ✨✨✨✨

05/12/2022



Telling someone they should stop feeling the way they do or to stop reacting the way they do causes so much harm to someone that struggles with mental illness. Education is powerful. It can enrich one’s life. 💚

05/12/2022

Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can from what you have experienced 💜

05/11/2022

Both can feel so right at times. That’s why learning the art of self-regulation & mind-management are so essential- these 2 skills can help you learn when to listen and act, and when to pause and question.

I discuss this in depth in my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess- get your copy wherever books are sold or visit: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

05/10/2022

Mens recovery group ❤️‍🩹

Tomorrow we’re bringing you a whole new meeting: a new monthly Men’s meeting! Join us tomorrow, May 10th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST to share the space with other men in a supportive community environment. Join the meeting through our website at https://wec.health/mtgs.

05/10/2022

Glennon Doyle

05/08/2022

Dissociation is one of the most common trauma responses I see. It’s also deeply within my own pattern (I’ve dissociated since childhood + have little childhood memories.)

I call it going on my spaceship.

Dissociation is a protective adaption— a freeze nervous system state. When our nervous system is overwhelmed + unable to cope with the environment around us, we leave the body to stay safe.

In order to heal, we have to practice SAFELY returning to the body. This is something we have to do consistently to teach the body it is safe to be present (to leave survival mode.)

This looks like:

1. Practicing deep belly breathing for a few minutes each day

2. Doing movement (a walk/workout) where you focus on sensations in the body.

3. Taking short social media or phone breaks.

4. Learning to witness thoughts as they come + go rather than reacting to them (note: we all have “crazy,” irrational, or dark thoughts.)

5. Spending as much time as we can in the stillness of nature— looking at trees in the breeze, watching animals, feeling the sun on our skin.

6. Being fully present doing something with a partner/friend (learning a dance, gardening, playing a board game etc)

7. Creating/channeling your artist side free from your own judgment

8. Petting or playing with a pet

8. Dancing

9. Learning a more skill (ex: handstands, learning to play an instrument, finding a née hobby you are passionate about)

10. Reminding your inner child you are an adult now— able to take care of your needs + keep yourself safe

With practice, you will be more + more conscious in the present moment because you finally feel safe

05/06/2022

You are worthy, always ✨💜

05/06/2022

This needs to be shared, needs to be read, and most importantly heard. 💚💚💚

Sertraline- Zoloft
Venlafaxine- Effexor
Citalopram- Celexa
Mirtazapine-Remeron
Fluoxetine- Prozac
Duloxetine- Cymbalta
Seroquel- Quetiapine
Lamictal- Lamotrigine
Lexapro- Escitalopram
Wellbutrin- Bupropion
Lorazepam- Ativan
Klonopin- Clonazepam
Abilify - aripiprazole
Tegrotal - carabamezipine
Buspar - buspirone

You may know what these tablets are or know a loved one who takes them, but in case you don't, I will fill you in. That medication allows people to deal with a normal day to day life. Although most days it leaves them tired, spaced out, emotionless, or even super emotional.

Crazy right? Why would anyone want to feel like that?

Well this is why!!

You see, some people suffer from severe depression and anxiety.
In their brain it doesn't sit right, something seems different. They notice little differences that other people wouldn't. Most days they wake up sick and feel sleepless.

They consistently overthink every situation.
Was a comment about them; was it a joke?
Was that person supposed to laugh?
Or did they mean it?
Are they being nice?
Are they talking about them?
Do they talk about them?
They then think, I bet they don’t like me really.

They say sorry all the time. They feel like they annoy everyone.
And for all those questions they will spend hours trying to answer. Let it all build up in their mind, until it sends them to tears...... it's mental that they see things that way.

It's not only mental changes, but physical changes. They don't eat a lot or they eat way too much. Insomnia, up all night answering questions to situations that don't even exist, or sleep too much and waste half their day still feeling tired.

They still smile and they have every excuse for when you ask why.
But the tablets can help them. Because they know when they start to feel this way or think this way, they need help.

They know that when their behavior starts to change, They need guidance. And they understand that they don't need to be ashamed. They don't need to be understood. They just need to be accepted. Everyone is fighting a battle and sometimes you need to be kinder.

So I may just be another person who's talking about mental health....

Living with this illness is hard, but trying to understand it, is even harder. It’s also 100 times harder if they have another condition on top of this.

Don't suffer in silence.
Mental health is just as important as physical health.
Be part of the healing.
Be understanding.
Be kind. 💚💚💚

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BPD: Triggered by the Amber Heard Trial - Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder 05/06/2022

BPD: Triggered by the Amber Heard Trial - Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder

A must read from one my teachers and founder of EmotionallySensitive.com. I also can relate to Amber Heards behaviors. I am recovering and there is hope ❤️‍🩹 ✨

BPD: Triggered by the Amber Heard Trial - Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder Even before one of the forensic psychologists in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard case testified under oath that she believes Amber has Borderline Personality Disorder, I found myself cringing.

05/05/2022

Smelling something you love helps regulate emotions. This is why I buy Scent of Faith candles! They are a part of my mental wellness plan.

They bring in the love of God and help regulate my emotions.
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05/05/2022

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05/05/2022

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you never know what someone is going through. 💚please reach out to someone safe if you struggle with Suicidal ideations. I too, struggle with this as part of my BPD symptoms.

05/05/2022

Self-care for hard days🌸💙 //

05/04/2022

This can be a lonely journey. You are not alone in this fight. Together, we can fight to end stigma. 💚✨

05/04/2022

“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is a part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need”. ✨

-Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Mental health is more than just being happy | Mental Health Perspectives 05/04/2022

Mental health is more than just being happy | Mental Health Perspectives



Mental health is not just about always trying to have positive emotions; it’s about knowing how to handle the hard ones.

Mental health is more than just being happy | Mental Health Perspectives Mental health is not just about always trying to have positive emotions; it's about knowing how to handle the hard ones. I was 8 years old when my older brother attempted suicide. It was like crossing a barrier where childhood...

05/03/2022

Sometimes my symptoms seem so intense that I react instead of respond. I have reacted in ways that can deem hurtful or abusive. This is a trauma response when I am feeling triggered by other peoples hurtful behaviors or abandonment.

Some days I’m on my game of using my skills and others not so much. With all of that- We must show ourselves compassion even when the world won’t. Please repeat after me 📣

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05/02/2022

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05/02/2022

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05/02/2022

May is 💚

Photos from Brave.Powerful.Delivered- BPD Hope and awareness's post 05/01/2022

May is 💚

I live with Borderline personality disorder, complex post traumatic stress disorder and emotional abandonment trauma. 💚

Nearly one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. 💚

That includes any mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder such as:

Depression
Anxiety
Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder
Personality disorders
Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
Trauma
Eating disorders
Substance -use disorders

A recent statement by President Joe Biden on Mental Health Awareness Month mentions isolation, racism, sickness, grief, and job loss as contributing factors on declining mental health as well as lack of access to mental health services during difficult times.

But it’s important to remember that you are not alone.💚

In fact, that is the theme of this year’s awareness month from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Experts stress that now is the time to focus on healing, reaching out, and connecting in safe ways by acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay. 💚

Green is the color for month 💚



📸: Merissa Humes Photo, LLC

04/30/2022

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In this space I hope to:

-Change the way we talk about trauma, so that the impacts of things like cPTSD are understood by a much larger audience.

-Offer much support to the person who needs to know that while they’re in a battle to heal, there are many others who have walked through (and are walking brought that battle).

-Create community where we all recognize, the loneliness and isolation that comes with healing (and it’s aftermaths) can be a whole lot less painful, when we are seen and heard.

For today, if you can show yourself respect for your survival and allow yourself to hope for what you dream of most.

***I have an inner child journaling guide for those overcoming childhood trauma. It’s free in the a I it section ****

I am glad you are healing!

I am glad you are here! 💪🏻❤️

04/30/2022

Dialectical Behavior Therapy | Online DBT Skills Group Course 04/29/2022

Dialectical Behavior Therapy | Online DBT Skills Group Course

I am currently taking this course and I can testify that it has been a game changer. When I was first diagnosed, I was so hopeless because they say it’s not curable. This class has been teaching me the skills I need to manage my symptoms. I definitely recommend this course! ✨💜

Dialectical Behavior Therapy | Online DBT Skills Group Course Learn dialectical behavior therapy skills in our online DBT classes. Our DBT therapy skills classes can help with managing intense emotions such as with borderline personality disorder.

04/29/2022

I highly recommend this book for anyone with BPD traits. 💚

Review of book:

Until relatively recently, there has been little to relieve the pronounced suffering of those living with borderline personality disorder. In their lucid and deeply compassionate book, Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen explore how mindfulness―the essential strategy in dialectical behavior therapy, developed by preeminent psychologist Marsha Linehan―can open the doors to genuine healing. This informative and accessible guide includes a rich set of mindfulness exercises and short case studies to bring inner ease, resourcefulness, and freedom. Whether you experience borderline symptomology, have loved ones who struggle with this condition, or are a therapist seeking to enhance your skills, this book will provide you with invaluable support and inspiration."
―Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

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