Sept. 5, 2021

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

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

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.

**Note: This is part TWO of my conversation with bad ass BPD recovery queen Melanie Goldman. For the best experience and to hear the full context of this interview, I recommend going back and listening to part one first (E10.)**

💡 Topics explored and questions answered in this episode:

■ The world of BPD Reddit (How going down these toxic worm holes is sabotaging your recovery

■ The perfect “BPD morning routine” hacks for better emotional regulation 

■ How people with BPD struggle with unhealthy “parasocial” relationships 

■ How to overcome “approval addiction”

■ Does social media do more harm than good for people with BPD traits? 

■ The importance of a social media detox and how to approach it  

■ What is radical acceptance, how to practice it and the part it plays in BPD and EUPD recovery

■ BPD and relationships: navigating the ups and downs

■ How loved ones can help support someone with borderline personality disorder

■ How inner child work can help reconnect us to what used to bring us joy 

■ How to process trauma and deeply connect to our feelings 

■ How improving your critical thinking skills can help you stop BPD splitting behaviors once and for all  

📝Recommended and mentioned recourses:

Netflix Documentary | The Social Dilemma

YouTube Video | Releasing Emotional Pain - Tapping with Brad Yates

YouTube Video | Does Shaking Heal Trauma?

Book | The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk 

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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