Tag Archives: emotional coping skills

A NEW ATTITUDE – ‘…Change the way you think…’

‘…Change the way you think…’ Romans 12:2 Today’s reading from Bob Gass’ Word for Today is spot on. It endorses many DBT principles: “For things to change for the better, you must ‘change the way you think.’ For example: a) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Praying Against Panic And Anxiety

Originally posted on Big Circumstance:
In a world where stress is endemic and various therapies have arisen to help people combat it, do you ever wonder how a professional from that field views the place of Christian faith in dealing…

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Coping with Suicidal Thoughts – a helpful booklet

Here’s a link to a helpful booklet on coping with suicidal thoughts: http://www.comh.ca/publications/pages/cwst/ available for free download. It’s full of practical advice and encouragement – this will pass, the intense emotional pain will not last for ever. A plan for you … Continue reading

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reblog – depression buster meditation

Originally posted on Bipolar Lessons:
Meditation (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_on_3th_SEPT) Many of the symptoms of depression have to do with the dwelling on the past. Guilt, regret and loss are often the primary feelings you may have when you are depressed.…

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Count your blessings – keep a Gratitude Journal – 5 things a day to be thankful for

‘A law of the personality and of life: what we think about will soon affect the way we feel. Rational Emotive Therapy is based on this idea–“Change your thinking, and you change your feelings, and the next consequence is a … Continue reading

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reblog – 10 myths @ BPD

Originally posted on S.L.Grigg – Author:
One of the hardest things about coping with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (other than the condition itself) is the stigma attached to the condition.  A lack of understanding coupled with…

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Mindfulness – as used on a busy acute mental health ward

This is a presentation I made at a Mindfulness Conference in spring 2011 – it has links to some useful resources: Delamares MINDFULNESS PRESENTATION SOUTHAMPTON 2011 In the audience were my consultant psychiatrist and some of the psychologists who had taught me … Continue reading

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emotinally unstable pd reblog qt bd

[I mentioned I’d trained in DBT to facilitate Emotional Coping Skills groups. DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan to help people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder/Borderline Personality Disorder. I shall be writing more on DBT in future posts]

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I’d like to start by telling you something about myself and why I am writing this blog: I’m a retired mental health nurse and a follower of Jesus (I don’t really like having to define what flavour/colour Christian I am). … Continue reading

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