A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about going back to basics and provided a list of some basic strategies and techniques that get used the most. These “back to basics” posts are meant to share experiences about how and why they work so others can understand better and try out something when nothing else seems to work. I and the rest of the alters will alternate writing and sharing experiences so be prepared for different levels of writing skill in each post.
Some of us are adults and write well. Others are adults and not so good at writing. The adolescents and young adults vary too. And once in a while one of the child alters will chime in and share a story. We will try very hard to change the font or let our guests know when the author has changed in an obvious way, but it might not always happen. You have our sincere apologies for this in advance.
Some of what gets discussed here will be triggering. But since these are meant to be resources, we will try not to get into too much detail about the scary stuff. Instead, the goal is to share only enough through examples so that our guests can understand how different strategies and technique works.
REMINDER: I am not a therapist or a professional counselor. What gets written here is based on personal experience and shared stories through therapy and groups.
Some of the topics (might be discussed more than once in different ways) are:
- Mindfulness (DBT version and others)
- Distress Tolerance (DBT version)
- Emotion Regulation (DBT version)
- Interpersonal Effectiveness (DBT version)
- Thought awareness and changing negative thoughts (CBT version and others)
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Self Soothing
Thanks for reading.