Posts tagged #mindfulness
How the Check The Facts DBT skill keeps you out of emotional trouble

Most of us with BPD can relate to this: you are out with a friend and she says something about your hairstyle which insults you and before you know it, you are off to the races, loaded for bear. One thing leads to another and in no time at all the friendship has blown up in your face and she goes from being a friend and close confidante to a sworn enemy. You are left bewildered and wondering, “How in the world did this happen?”

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How your brain changes when you meditate

For a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, meditating once a day for just 15 to 20 minutes can have profound changes on their brain. Scientists used to believe that people were born with one brain and it stayed that way forever. Now, research has proven that the brain is plastic and highly changeable. Meditation is one way this can happen.

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Why It Is So Important For People With BPD To Live In The Present -- Mindfulness Works

People with Borderline Personality Disorder often get very caught up in past events. They ruminate over all the people who abandoned them or didn’t love them the way they wanted to and needed to be loved. They are constantly in “what if” mode. They will replay old scenarios of defeat  or even their victories but not be able to truly savour the feelings engendered by their victory. Similarly, they also tend to live in the future, playing out fantasies of how might turn out for them in the future. Both of these behaviours are maladaptive and counterproductive for someone who wants to live a healthy, happy life.

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How your brain changes when you meditate

or a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, meditating once a day for just 15 to 20 minutes can have profound changes on their brain. Scientists used to believe that people were born with one brain and it stayed that way forever. Now, research has proven that the brain is plastic and highly changeable. Meditation is one way this can happen.

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