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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Your Toolbox for Managing Emotions

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is one of the most common treatment options for certain mental health conditions. Originally used to address borderline personality disorder (BPD), now DBT is also used to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bulimia, and substance addiction...

4 Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder

So you think you know about borderline personality disorder ? Think again. Many of us have seen the movie “Fatal Attraction,” where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great...

Podcast: The Power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Jeff talks to Dr. Anna Precht about dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT. They discuss the logistics of what DBT is, and what makes it different from other treatment options such as CBT. They mention ways that clinicians can become properly trained in DBT, and how individuals seeking treatment can...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens

Being a teenager is difficult. Teens go through many changes, including social and educational changes and hormonal mood swings. Sometimes teens act without thinking if they will get into trouble, with out-of-character actions, thoughts, and feelings all being part of the typical teen experience...

Everything You Need To Know About Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex condition. It affects how a person feels about themselves and others. BPD is characterized by intense, unstable emotions and relationships as well as insecurity and self-doubt. BPD makes everything about a person feel unstable, ranging from moods...

Serenity Now: Everything You Need To Know About Mindfulness

Chances are, you’re either under a lot of stress or know someone who is—and you’re far from alone. According to an article in the Harvard Gazette, 80% of Americans live with daily stress and have difficulty calming their minds. People who experience mental health challenges often struggle to keep...

When Eastern Practices Meet Western Psychology

Western culture often views psychological symptoms as problems to be solved. Eastern practices tend to focus on taking a deeper look into a person’s life circumstances. “Most people are too caught up trying to survive from day to day,” explains social worker Charlie Patterson. “We are always trying...

Video: The Power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective and versatile mental health treatment options available today. Developed to help patients with borderline personality disorder, it is now also used to treat depression, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, bulimia, PTSD, and...

Podcast: What Is Validation and Why Is It So Important?

Jenn talks to Dr. Blaise Aguirre about the importance of validating the thoughts and feelings of kids and teens. Blaise provides examples of what validation looks and feels like in kids and teens, shares ways to support our loved ones’ thoughts and feelings, and answers audience questions about...

Video: What Is Validation and Why Is It So Important?

Everyone wants to be seen and heard. Validation, at its core, is a way of letting someone we care for know that we understand them, and in turn, can strengthen our connection with our loved ones. Validating the thoughts and feelings of kids and adolescents is especially important, even if you don’t...

Podcast: Introducing Mindfulness to Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Gillian Galen about ways to introduce mindfulness to children and adolescents. Gillian provides tips and tricks to make mindfulness practices more second nature to the whole family, and answers questions about how mindfulness can make a positive impact on our kids and ourselves...

Video: Introducing Mindfulness to Kids & Teens

People of all ages can benefit from mindfulness—and it can be taught to children as early as two or three years old. Mindfulness, simply, is the practice of bringing gentleness and acceptance into whatever is happening in the moment. Kids these days live stressful, fast-paced lives—whether they’re...

Podcast: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD...