Sunday Evenin’ Scoop.

Here am I, on the eve of February 18th, taking a brief break in between school papers to reflect and validate myself. This wasn't a terrible week by any means, certainly not, however it was more challenging than previous weeks since I have gotten sober. I steadily maintained my progress throughout the week though, never …

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DBT – DEAR MAN, GIVE FAST Skills

Whether or not you're in dialectical behavior therapy, whether or not you have or currently do struggle with mental health disorders, whether or not you have strong relationships in your life, I believe that as human beings, with an infinite amount of information and knowledge just waiting to be consumed by our eager minds, we …

Hmm…

Just returned home from my DBT groups! I either feel wicked drained after or wicked alive. Last week drained me, hence not posting the skills we worked on, but today's lessons woke me up! I am going to be working on a few things for the time being but I intend on posting some more interpersonal effectiveness tools …

Missing.

Is it wrong to remember you? To think of you, after many days of not, am I intruding? Am I doing something I shouldn't? Maybe. But, as I reflected upon earlier, automatic cognitions should not lead into guilt, I suppose. Is it true for this, too? Missing you? Maybe it's just the time of year. …

Frustration.

Things have been flowing so well lately; me with studying and homework and my new research position at school. Today I seem to be a bit off though. I have been slightly attempting to practice mindfulness skills. More specifically, attempting to remember that although my automatic cognitions were trying to remind me how easy it …

DBT – Validation

In my dialectical behavior therapy skills group today (week 13 successfully accomplished!) we discussed validation in regard to interpersonal effectiveness. This skill, I have been attempting to utilize many times over the past month, but only with regard to myself (which is also sosososososo important). For the purposes of this relating to how to gain and/or strengthen interpersonal relationships, …