This session I found particularly difficult and emotional draining. We were discussing ‘Understanding Personality Development’. We discussed how growing up in particular tough or stifling environments can stint personality development. This can cause a person to feel: Lack of trust Not getting close to people Feeling Abandoned Limited self-confidence Poor self-worth Poor emotional & behavioural … More MBT Therapy – Week Three.
So I’m writing this a little bit later than the last post, and to be honest, it’s purely because getting through this week has been particularly difficult. Better late than never though yeah? The second session went well. I wasn’t as anxious about going as I kind of knew what to expect. I also felt … More MBT Therapy – Week Two.
What is MBT? “Mentalization based treatment is a Psychotherapy used to treat people who meet criteria for a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Mentalizing is the capacity to make sense of our own actions and feelings and those of others. This can be very important in enabling us to regulate our emotions and impulses and … More MBT Therapy – Week One.
Dear Journal, Where have I been? Good question! I have been… busy. The truth is, things have been pretty bad for me. I’ve been very stressed. My moods have been so up and down. SH is at it’s all time worst. I have been and visited a psychiatrist for the first time a few weeks … More Where Have I Been…?
You are NOT good enough. You are too hard to love. No-one will ever love or accept you. You are ugly. You are fat. Everyone hates you. You will fail if you try. You are crazy. You are stupid. Everyone would be better off if you were not here. Lets go back through that list … More Lies That Depression Tells Me.
Boyfriend! Well, hello! Firstly, I would like to say that I’m really proud of myself for learning how to open myself up to another person again. I’m sure we have already discussed about ex’s by this point, and as you probably already know, my ex’s have been pretty… shitty, to say the least! You are probably … More Dear Future BF
Going and telling a complete stranger that something is wrong is no easy task. It takes courage, strength and confidence. All of which in recent months I have been struggling with. Yesterday was my first day back at my original store. I was really anxious. I got changed into my uniform and my anxiety was … More Taking Back Control.
Wow, okay. *Deep breaths* A few weeks ago I made a decision that was very hard to make. Saying goodbye is never easy, it doesn’t matter if that person is your friend, your sister, your boyfriend, it doesn’t matter. It’s difficult all round. When I lived in South Korea, I began a relationship with a Korean … More By Loving You, I Lost Myself.
*** Trigger Warning *** I’m going to be talking about a very different topic today. If you are sensitive or easily triggered then I suggest that you view this post with caution. It’s hard to predict how recovery will progress. Everyone recovers in their own way and at different speeds. The road to recovery is … More The Road To Recovery.