Graduated (part 2)

On Monday, May 1st I graduated from Portland DBT Institute! I said goodbye to the therapist I have become so attached to since March of 2016. I hate saying goodbyes. In particular to therapists. We are expected to open up to a therapist and to be raw and honest. It typically becomes one of the... Continue Reading →

Long Time No Blog

WOW, it's been nearly two months since I've blogged. I can't believe I let so much time slip away without writing on here. Despite my being somewhat shocked at the time lapsed I know exactly why I've stayed away. Before I get into that I just want to give a couple of updates. Updates: NEDAwareness... Continue Reading →

Graduated (part 1)

As I have mentioned in previous posts I have been in the outpatient program at Portland DBT for about a year now. I have been in their phase one program since March of 2016. Being in phase one means that I have therapy once a week and then I go to an eating disorder-specific group once... Continue Reading →

Accepting the Past

In my DBT group, every week we always start with a mindfulness exercise. This week's mindfulness practice really resonated with me. We were told to think of something that is difficult for us to accept. Whether it's something small like forgetting your homework on your desk to something big like trauma or the ruminating thoughts... Continue Reading →

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