Tag Archives: self help

An opportunity to use my DBT skills – but it doesn’t feel good

At the moment, we are short staffed at work, so it means quite often I am left on my own in the office. We have a dedicated postal service to pick up and drop off the post every day, and the postman in the morning is different to the one in the afternoon. The postman […]

Homework number four: Online DBT Class

This homework was on ‘FAST’, an acronym in Interpersonal Effectiveness which is used in interactions to allow you to keep the respect your yourself – to not back down on things but being assertive rather than aggressive. Homework – To describe an example of using the FAST and GIVE skills; So here is an example, […]

Homework Number Three: Online DBT Class

This weeks homework was based on the GIVE skills in the interpersonal effectiveness module. GIVE is an acronym for how to maintain a relationship – by being Gentle, acting Interested, Validating and having an Easy Manner. I am doing this course on this group here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dbtclass/. It is online, and free, great for those of […]

More updates and assessments

It’s been a good couple of days, quite productive in many ways. I am still feeling good about the way things are going, especially where James in concerned. I really feel as though I am falling in love with him – I know I have only known him for three weeks but this is how […]

Still feeling good

I want to keep posting while I am feeling good to show you guys that things CAN go well whilst living with this horrible disorder. I have been, on the whole, feeling very positive now for a little while, and despite issues arising (with my Mum etc) or confrontational situations, I have dealt with them […]

Homework Number Two: Online DBT Class

So I have now have my feedback from my second week of homework from the online DBT therapy course which can be found here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dbtclass/. I am really so pleased that I have found this group, and although I find the homework hard, it is so good to have feedback from it. My homework, on […]

Homework number one (Online DBT Class)

So I have just recieved my homework feedback from my first week participating in the online DBT class here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dbtclass. This was my homework: (The module is currently Interpersonal Effectiveness, and the section is ‘ Options for Intensity of Asking or Saying No, and Factors to Consider in Deciding’ INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS > > HOMEWORK SHEET […]

Psychotherapy Assessment

Well this morning at 9.30am was my long awaited appointment with the outpatient team at a psychiatric hospital in Bristol, for a referral to a psychotherapy program. The day didn’t start too well, despite getting up early enough to go for a 6 minute run (I can’t manage any more yet!), pack for tonight (I […]

I can see a positive difference in myself

Yesterday I was faced with a situation which I have found myself in before, and this time, I reacted completely differently. For those of you who weren’t following me in the early days, you can read about the bus driver here. About two years ago, I walked into him in Tesco – inevitable really as […]

Free online DBT course (with marked homework assignments)

I feel like all my prayers have been answered. I am still on a waiting list for DBT through the NHS and have been struggling through the DBT modules on my own, when I come across an online DBT group that not only gives you a weekly DBT lesson by email, they set you homework, […]