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What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

Following on from my last post about what therapy taught me about relationships, here is what it taught me about managing emotions. (The treatment that I had was Mentalisation Based Therapy which you can read all about through this blog.) To start off I should explain what I mean when I talk about ‘managing’ or… Continue reading What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

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Ending Therapy

When I thought about my course of therapy, I worried about hating everyone in group. I was concerned about my individual therapist leaving due to historic occurrences. But I never really considered the end. As is the nature of NHS treatment and psychotherapy more generally, it wasn’t going to last forever. I knew it would… Continue reading Ending Therapy

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MBT: managing emotions

Following on from previous posts, I thought I’d write a little bit about how mentalising has helped me with managing my emotions. A big part of BPD involves experiencing very intense emotions. It’s rare that I am ever feeling balanced, it’s all or nothing with emotion just like so many other things in life. MBT… Continue reading MBT: managing emotions

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MBT: introduction

I have been in therapy for almost 9 months now. My particular therapy is known as ‘Mentalisation Based Therapy.’ I wrote this post over a year ago about my experience in the skills group which I was required to attend before embarking on the full course of therapy. I learnt a lot in the skills… Continue reading MBT: introduction

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Being Kind To Yourself

Over the past few years, I have become very aware of how horrible I am to myself. There’s the question I sometimes ask myself when I’m being mean to me: would you say that to someone else? The answer is always no, that would be really terrible… “You are worthless/gross/useless/disgusting” “You are a fucking idiot”… Continue reading Being Kind To Yourself