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Supporting Others. Learning about DBT!

A Note to another Blogger

Hello, my name is Jeannette I’m 31. I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar 2, Anxiety, BPD and Hardcore Depression. muhahah I know that feeling. Just start thinking about how you can take care of yourself. Do it little by little and things you enjoy. Make a list of things you really actually like doing. I have to take it in baby steps. It’s hard and some days I just can’t get out of bed. and guess what I believe is that it is okay. You are doing just fine. Much love and good vibes in your direction. Please feel free to contact me my email is Jeannettewhalen77@gmail.com or find me on Facebook Jeannette N. Whalen. 🙂 Anyone who reads this and is struggling, please send me a message. It’s all about trying to feel better and finding peace within ourselves.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

From: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on February 21, 2018
DBT was initially designed to treat people with suicidal behavior and borderline personality disorder. But it has been adapted for other mental health problems that threaten a person’s safety, relationships, work, and emotional well-being.

What’s Unique About Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

The term “dialectical” comes from the idea that bringing together two opposites in therapy — acceptance and change — brings better results than either one alone.
A unique aspect of DBT is its focus on acceptance of a patient’s experience as a way for therapists to reassure them — and balance the work needed to change negative behaviors.

It’s normal for me to live in an alternative reality

I seemingly run happily into the arms of toxic relationships. I can be found putting guys on a pedestal. Unknowingly to myself, I felt insecure. Thus I would choose a dominant partner… possibly a narcissists. Leading to my thoughts being smothered by my negative inner choice constantly questioning what I choose to say. This alternate reality, I call home. I’m dropped into this other world when Im unable to cope with the here and now. In this special place boundaries are understood and not crossed. It’s where you feel safe and loved. As I look back on the experiences felt realistic but dreamlike. Strange huh?

I tell myself I posses two classification of superpowers, your laughing. I understand. Possessing the ability to black certain situations out is pretty neat. I have this capability when a degrading situation makes me feel like less of a person or unloved. The situation has to be pretty severe.

Two Types of Disassociating

It’s not like I’m just started therapy. I’ve been going for years. I’ve been working on my mental health for a while now. Mental health issues are real and my issue arises with money.

People with bipolar need someone to hold their money. But it seems like this is enabling.

When I deal with money I dissasociate with my money is placed in my hands. I get anxious and overly stressed. Thus I Dissociate

Dissociation is any of a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experiences. … At the nonpathological end of the continuum, dissociation describes common events such as daydreaming. There are two kinds.

Depersonalization – experiences of unreality or detachment from one’s mind, self or body. People may feel as if they are outside their bodies and watching events happening to them. Subjects feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, lacking in significance or being outside reality while looking in

Derealization – experiences of unreality or detachment from one’s surroundings. People may feel as if things and people in the world around them are not real.

I get so stressed over money that I dissasociate.

Who I am… Today in the Moment

I am antithetical.This can be characterized as being directly opposed or contrasted, mutually incompatible. I proclaim myself to be a exceedingly unique person.

I feel safe outside in front of my family’s door. Im squatting as I puff on my anxiety relief kicks in for a few. I use to be alert every second I sat out here. I was able to hear anything moving in my sight. It felt like a super power.

I lay in my bed with a puffy soft pink blanket. I have a mini Christmas tree with little light; illuminates my room.