Tag Archives: personality

Body dysmorphic or just plain ugly?

For most of my life I have hated my body, and everything about it. There have been occassions when I have looked at pictures of myself and thought I look pretty, but in those photographs I am usually wearing a lot of make up and my hair is done. On a normal day to day […]

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 […]

Meeting new people and other ponderings

I have previously discussed this topic here and reading all your comments has pretty much helped me decide on how to go forward. Basically, I have a blind date with a man tomorrow night. He seems lovely – we have lots in common, his pictures look good (so it’s not really totally blind but I’ve […]

Thoughts on taking responsibility (Please read – it might help)

I had quite an interesting experience yesterday and I wanted to share what happened, and what I learned, as I think it will really help me to improve my mental health and hopefully by sharing I will be able to help some of you too. For many years, I have taken responsibility, and blamed myself […]

Why is the National Health Service so bad?

I know I should be grateful that in this country we get free healthcare (although when you think about it it isn’t completely free as we pay for it through taxes) but I am starting to feel completely let down by the NHS. I had an appointment this afternoon with a psychiatrist but Karen the […]

Apologies

Apologies for my locked post yesterday – I had what so many of us know as a ‘Borderline Rage’ – total, complete and absolutely uncontrollable rage which came about in a split second and disappeared just as quickly. I felt that writing my thoughts down (and therefore getting them out of my head) would help, […]

Core Mindfulness – Part two (‘What’ skills)

So moving on from the states of mind discussed in Part one, I will now move on to the skills taught in the core mindfulness module. All these skills, when used, can be used to attain Wise mind and to help with anxiety, depression, stress, poor sleep, destructive behaviours – the list goes on. They […]