Esperanza TLP

Información acerca del trastorno limite de la personalidad.

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Giving Support to Someone with a Mental Disorder

Hi there! I found this image and thought about making a quick post because I really liked it. Giving support is really hard, our loved ones struggle too and sometimes they don’t even know how to give us support. This image has some nice and interesting ideas about what does support looks like. Hope you enjoy it and that it’s helpful for you.

Giving Support


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Body Issues and DBT

Hi there everyone! So this blog is mainly in spanish, but since I also have a lot of English speaker friends, I’ve decided to make this blog on both languages.

Body Issues and DBTSo lately I have been putting attention to some struggles I have with my body image. I think I have always have those struggles, but this last weekend I went to a wedding and I looked at myself in pictures and well… the whole “I don’t like my body” thing stated again.

I felt really down and anxious, having plenty of not very helpful thoughts like: why do I look like that, how come others look better than me, why I can’t have other body, my body is horrible, other people might think I’m fat and disgusting, other people may think “why does she doesn’t make a thing to change her looks”…. I was so ashamed of the way I looked.
But then I remember my DBT classes about radical acceptance. When you start to think: ohh why me? Then you’re not radically accepting a thing and if you don’t accept it, there is nothing you can do about it. So I went to radical acceptance, I have the body I have, it doesn’t matter if other people have a different body, I have the body I have, denying it won’t change a thing. But I don’t like the body I have, so what can I do?

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