DBT Mindfulness What Skills: Observe, Describe, Participate

Mindfulness is the act of being fully #present to the current moment. In DBT we focus on letting go of judgments and the need to see things as right/wrong. Each moment is just as it should be. DBT breaks mindfulness into six core components Think of the What Skills as Levels of Mindfulness You canContinue reading “DBT Mindfulness What Skills: Observe, Describe, Participate”

A Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Love & Dating

Originally posted on Jamieschmidtlpc.com/blog February 19, 2019. Ah, I don’t know how I missed this one on my V-day series this year!!! So here it is a week late. Still totally valid 😊 As an empath and emotionally sensitive individual, I thought I would share some reflections on love 💗 and romantic relationships in honorContinue reading “A Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Love & Dating”

Examples of Emotions that Fit the Facts Infograph

I’ve referenced this checklist of when Emotions Fit the Facts in 3 or 4 of my recent posts. Each time I end up pulling up a screenshot of a page out of the book to look at. Thought I’d make a pretty one to share 😊 #dbt #dialecticalbehaviortherapy #emotion #emotionregulation #emotionalregulation #personality #bpd #bpdawareness #npdContinue reading “Examples of Emotions that Fit the Facts Infograph”

When Love Doesn’t Fit the Facts: Part II Opposite Action

Originally posted February 7, 2019 jamieschmidtlpc.com/blog So what do you do when love does not fit the facts? When you realize the love you feel towards a person or relationship is not actually in your best interest? Of course DBT has a skill for that as well! Opposite action is rooted in the awareness that thereContinue reading “When Love Doesn’t Fit the Facts: Part II Opposite Action”

PTSD 101: Fight, Flight & Freeze – Surviving a Freeze

I had a full-blown PTSD Freeze moment yesterday.   I’ll be honest, it caught me off guard.  For the past month, I have not experienced any of the physical effects of my C-PTSD.  A change I contribute that to reaching the apex of my trauma work mid-December.  Physically I’ve felt the difference. I am no longer fighting night terrors orContinue reading “PTSD 101: Fight, Flight & Freeze – Surviving a Freeze”