PTSD & Borderline Personality Disorder
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines emotions connected directly to trauma and addresses how certain thoughts or ways of evaluating a situation may be contributing to your emotions.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):
focuses on breaking down avoidance and helping a person place their energy into living a meaningful life (and being willing to experience whatever emotions arise as a result). In order to produce psychological flexibility, ACT makes use of acceptance and mindfulness processes and commitment and behavior change processes.
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Support and Self-Monitoring:
Whichever therapy you choose, getting help can provide you with a safe place to express and approach your emotions. Seeking social support from trusted loved ones can also provide a safe way to express your emotions. Writing about your feelings can also give you a safe and private way to release your deepest thoughts.
If your emotions feel really unclear or unpredictable, self-monitoring may be a useful strategy for you. It can give you a sense of which situations bring out certain thoughts and feelings.
If your emotions feel too strong, try distraction instead of avoidance. Distraction can be viewed as “temporary avoidance.” Do something to temporarily distract you from a strong negative emotion, such as reading a book, calling a trusted friend, or taking a bath. This may give the emotion some time to decrease in strength. After it feels “smaller”, or easier to cope with, you can confront it on your own or with your therapist.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
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