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Re: Intimacy, codependency issues fallsfall

Posted by kalyb on May 20, 2003, at 14:10:12

In reply to Re: Intimacy, codependency issues kalyb, posted by fallsfall on May 19, 2003, at 7:30:46

Thank you most kindly for the information, fallsfall!!

I'll mention these therapies to my pdoc when I see him in about 3 weeks time. While I have *no* idea if I've got BPD, do you still think these treatments would work for me?

If so, then I will have to see if I can afford the books. I'm in the UK and don't have a "used" section. I'm on a very low income and I've found that ordering some books via to be shipped over, or through (they often then ship themselves) can almost double the price.

Mindfullness..... this is something I've heard of through Buddhism. I think it just means paying full attention to what you're doing at any given moment and not allowing the mind to wander. Like doing the washing up and concentrating on really cleaning the spoons, not thinking about what you'll cook for dinner or what your neighbour said to you yesterday. I could be wrong. It's something that was once explained to me (by a Buddhist) but I don't think I quite managed to either take it on board or practise it myself.....

Kalyb xx

> "Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder"
> "Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder"
> DBT is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It was designed for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. The DBT program consists of both individual therapy and a group skills training class. The skills training covers many things including How to get what you want, How to say no, What emotions are called (one of my favorites), and Mindfullness (a confusing, to me, idea that asks you to "stay in the moment" and "be fully aware of the present").
> I started with the Skills Training Manual. The introduction describes who BPD people are. I read that part and said "Wow. Finally somebody knows about me." It was very powerful to be finally understood. I told my CBT therapist about the book and she said "No other patient has brought me a skills training manual, and a good one at that." I attended a 6 month session of skills training (you are supposed to do 12 months, and it probably would have been helpful - then maybe I would know what Mindfullness is) and I found it very helpful. I read both the book and the skill training manual when I am feeling lost or misunderstood.
> I recommend it highly.




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