Sept. 4, 2021

The little-known secrets of REAL BPD recovery (part one)

The little-known secrets of REAL BPD recovery (part one)


Can you recover from BPD? And if so, how long does it take and what does it look like? Chances are if you have likely typed these exact questions into Google at some point. On this episode of the podcast, I sit down with Toronto-based music artist, aspiring therapist and bad ass mental health advocate Melanie Goldman. After being formally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder over ten years ago, Melanie has learned a thing or two about the reality of BPD recovery. During our conversation, she holds nothing back. If you've ever felt like you could never hope to live a "normal" life with BPD traits, this episode will change your mind for good. By the time you finish listening, you'll have wealth of resources and knowledge you can use to kickstart your own recovery journey.


💡 Topics explored and questions answered in this episode:


■ What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (How does DBT help treat BPD?)

■ How negative feedback loops keep us stuck (how BPD affects the brain)

■ What does “high functioning BPD” look like?

■ Is BPD (EUPD) a spectrum disorder? (How everyone with BPD traits will display them in their own unique way)

■ Should you tell someone you have BPD? (How to navigate these intensely intimate conversations with partners and loved ones)

■ What is negative self-talk and how to stop it (dealing with our “BPD monster”)

■ Managing BPD with mindfulness meditation 

■ Dealing with the complex and confusing feelings of both sexual aversion and sexual impulsivity that are common in BPD

■ Maintaining friendships and navigating social anxiety during BPD recovery


Connect with Melanie on IG @mindovermelanie


📝Recommended and mentioned resources:


Book | "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" by Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus

Book | "Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life" by Gary Bishop John

Book "Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir" by Marsha Linehan


Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional. 

 

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