2007 Collegate Country Showdown

Hi All,Well for those who knew... I was one of 12 competitors at the 2007 Collegate Country Showdown which was held at Tag's. I went in for the sheer fact of getting more experience in front of a bigger crowd and using a professional sound system.I didn't win :-x BUT the people whose opinions I REALLY respect had nothing but good things to say to me about my performances. The sound guys LOVED it...
July 23rd, 2007 at 12:23pm

An Overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

A REALLY great article explaining DBTAn Overview of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
January 8th, 2007 at 10:01pm

Rubberband Challenge

RUBBERBAND CHALLENGEFlex Some Mental MuscleHow many negative thoughts run through your mind each day? Two? One hundred and two? If you're like me, you're not even aware of those little rascals. One day I did a little test and realized just what terrible things I say to myself on a daily basis. What person could keep positive, all the while being barraged with insults? I was giving myself a mental...
January 8th, 2007 at 10:00pm

Handling Failure

From Pioneer Junior College in Singapore, this goes a bit more indepth into ways to untwist your thinking.First let me talk about the doughnut. When given a doughnut, what do you see? A pessimist would see the hole, but the optimist, the dough, and the sugar, of course. But the realist sees both. See, life is not about solving a problem; it’s about experiencing realities. And our realities are...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:59pm

The Four Agreements

Based on the teachings of don Miguel Ruiz,(and/or) based on the book The Four Agreements © 1997, don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 6657, San Rafael, CA 94903Four AggrementsBe Impeccable With Your WordSpeak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:57pm

Radical Acceptance: the DBT way

This is erm, adapted, from the worksheets we're handed out on Radical Acceptance from the Distress Tolerance section of DBT.Basic Principles of Accepting RealityFreedom from suffering requires ACCEPTANCE from deep within of what is. Let yourself go completely with what is. Let go of fighting reality.ACCEPTANCE is the only way out of hell.Pain creates suffering only when you refuse to ACCEPT the...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:54pm

Ten Way to Untwist BPD Thinking

From "The Feeling Good Handbook" by David D. Burns, M.D. © 1989 by David D. Burns, M.D.Tem Ways to Untwist BPD Thinking1. Identify The Distortion: Write down your negative thoughts so you can see which of the ten cognitive distortions you're involved in. This will make it easier to think about the problem in a more positive and realistic way.2. Examine The Evidence:Instead of assuming that your...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:51pm

Ten Twisted Ways of BPD Thinking

Ten Twisted Ways of BPD Thinking1. All-or-nothing thinking - You see things in black-or-white categories. If a situation falls short of perfect, you see it as a total failure. When a young woman on a diet ate a spoonful of ice cream, she told herself, "I've blown my diet completely." This thought upset her so much that she gobbled down an entire quart of ice cream.2. Overgeneralization - You see a...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:47pm

5 Steps for BPD

What are they?This simple coping technique can save lives and has been shown to be a highly effective form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Please keep in mind that simply knowing what the Five Steps are doesn't mean that your life will change overnight.Putting the Five Steps to practical use on a daily basis will take time and practice.Don't get upset if you can't master them right away.Pick...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:44pm

Borderline Personlity Disorder (BPD)

I have BPD and I have some things that I have to help me along. With BPD you have to change HOW you think. There is no pill to change it.if any of this helps anybody then I'm glad :)This bit is from an article that I read all the time.-----------------------------------------------------"Although the cause of BPD is unknown, both environmental and genetic factors are thought to play a role in...
January 8th, 2007 at 09:40pm