Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness, which according to the National Institute of Mental Health, affects approximately 1.6 percent of Americans age 18 or older (3.8 million).
In an effort to assist those suffering from BPD, Amy Tibbitts has written A DBT Skills Workbook: You Untangled – Practical Tools to Manage Your Emotions and Improve Your Life. This new book focuses on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training so individuals can live a healthy life free of self-abusive behaviors.
Amy Tibbitts, the director of The Lilac Center, has provided a wide range of psychological services with a focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy for fifteen years. DBT, which differs from traditional therapy, teaches problem-solving techniques designed to bring a healthy balance to thoughts, feelings and actions.
BPD is a condition characterized by an intense fear of abandonment and emotional cycles and mood swings. Also, BPD includes impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, and disturbances in identity.
You Untangled includes worksheets and exercises covering:
- What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
- Self-Assessment Tools for BPD
- Getting to Wise Mind
- Crisis Survival Skills
- How Emotions Works
• Secondary Emotions
- Spectrums of Emotions
- Emotional Tolerance
- Finding Your Purpose
- Maintaining Healthy Relationships