My Secret to Self-Soothing with BPD
In this video, I talk about one of my secret tricks to self-soothing when borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms are triggered.
Self-Soothing BPD and the Back Door to My Mind
One of the particularly challenging aspects of living with BPD is my inability to self-soothe.
I used to have a tough time calming myself down after experiencing something emotionally intense. I would stay in a state of panic or anger or whatever I was feeling for days, if not weeks. I could experience relief via the comfort of a partner or close friend, but I was almost never able to calm myself down.
That is until I discovered a little BPD hack. In this video, I talk about how I use my senses to calm my body before addressing my emotions. As it turns out, my mind tends to follow once my body can relax.
Brown, D. (2022, September 13). My Secret to Self-Soothing with BPD, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, September 22 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/borderline/2022/9/my-secret-to-self-soothing-with-bpd