Tag Archives: distress tolerance

How to beat Borderline Personality Disorder

Since the start of my blogging journey, I have hoped that my posts have made a difference to someone, no matter how small. I always wonder whether people take the time to read my long rambling posts, as I try to explain different specific situations, and my sometimes long and complex reactions to them. I […]

I am the luckiest girl in the world

Hey, I know they all say that, but I really feel it, and that’s all that matters. Everything is going so well with James, and with him in my life, I feel as though I can cope with anything that life is going to bring my way. I have slowly opened up to him, and […]

Distress Tolerance – Part Four (Pro’s and Con’s)

The final part of the distress tolerance module is about thinking of pro’s and con’s of tolerating or not tolerating a situation. The end goal of this process is allowing yourself to work out and understand that the pro’s of tolerating a situation far outweigh the pro’s of not tolerating it – and this can […]

Distress Tolerance – Part Two (Self Soothing)

The next distress tolerance skill is self soothing, and this can be used to help you deal with very difficult situations where otherwise you would feel unable to cope. Using these techniques can change your relationship with these negative emotions from ‘I am unable to control them and they control by behaviour’ to ‘I can […]

Distress Tolerance – Part One (Distracting – A.C.C.E.P.T.S)

The second module I am going to look at is that of Distress Tolerance. Allow me to quote Marsha Linehan, “DBT emphasises learning to bear pain skillfully. The ability to tolerate and accept distress is an essential mental health goal for at least two reasons. First, pain and distress are a part of life; they […]

Skills Training Manual for Treating BPD – Chapter one discussion

di·a·lec·ti·cal/ˌdīəˈlektikəl/ Adjective: Relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions. Concerned with or acting through opposing forces. So, I am going to start my journey with DBT from the very beginning. I want to understand it all, I want to understand the very basics so that is where I am going to start. I […]