Thursday, October 24, 2013

Therapy for Borderline Personality – DBT Emotional Regulation On-Line Course

I’ve been asked quite a few times to talk more about therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. I’ll get to that, but today I want to share something different with you. I don’t typically do this, but I’m boosting a signal here that I think could be very beneficial, especially for those of you who do not have access to traditional Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (or any therapy at all). Now, it’s not free, but it’s a bargain compared to any therapy regime you’re likely to find. This is a multi-week course in DBT and you never have to leave your own home! You can learn some really crucial skills to help you cope with what you’re going through. Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll be learning….   

Emotional Regulation 1

Class starts Wednesday, October 30th, 2013. 

Live Online Group Sessions will be on Wednesdays 8-9:30 am Pacific time zone (Los Angeles time)

The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain. -Pema Chodron

This is the first class in the DBT Emotion Regulation series. In this class, we learn the importance of recognizing our emotions, overcoming barriers to healthy emotions, and learning to cope effectively and positively when our emotions become overwhelming or difficult to bear.

We also learn alternative, safer ways to deal while avoiding self-harm behaviors such as cutting and self-mutilation.  Self-harm comes in all forms, including sabotaging would-be successes, so you do not need to physically self-harm to benefit from this portion of the course. We will not discuss in detail specific self-harm issues to avoid triggering fellow students.

Those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions often get caught in the cycle of reacting and behaving in response to those emotions. Learning emotion regulation can be of great help in breaking this cycle. 

Three Main Goals of Emotion Regulation in DBT:

• Understand the Emotions You Experience
• Decrease Your Emotional Sensitivity
• Decrease Emotional Intensity

Learn how to begin:
·         managing your emotions rather than being managed by them
·         reducing your vulnerability to negative emotions and working toward reducing their frequency
·         building positive emotion experiences

What You Get:

·         Weekly Live Online DBT Groups: Group members will meet weekly for 90 minutes via group chat sessions to learn and review DBT skills with others.  If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recordings to review at your leisure. Sessions are co-facilitated with Alicia Paz M.A., LLPC and Author and DBT Skills Coach, Debbie Corso.

·         Video Lectures: Access to videos by Debbie and Alicia that describe each and every skill covered in the course (following along with the required text, "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook". Highly recommended but not required is  "Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder" if you have a BPD diagnosis.)

·         Weekly DBT Skills Coaching: Debbie and Alicia will provide a weekly check-in email and offer DBT skills coaching to help offer guidance.

Homework will include assignments from The Dialectical Behavioral Skill Workbook.

This course can help those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as those dealing with overwhelming emotions and struggling with relationships and boundaries. 


So what do you think? Does this sound helpful? Here’s the website where you can go to sign up.

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