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That sounds brilliant... Don't think it's available around me though (I don't drive which doesn't help). Haven't heard anything about it. Will ask the pdoc at next appt :)
 
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Thank You

Thank you guys for starting this new thread.
It's so helpful for me as a recently diagnosed and, so far, untreated BPD patient to read other's experiences.

I am waiting to start CBT, but I am somewhat confused as my keyworker at LINK, who I find absolutely amazingly sensitive and helpful, mentioned doubts as to the helpfulness of CBT for BPD.

I confess I too have wondered how this might change my emotional reactions, as there are times when I am 'up' when I think completely positively and react emotionally totally differently to when I am 'down' and then my thinking is completely negative.

In my experience the emotional reactivity affects my mental state (thought processes) and not the other way round, so how can CBT change the way I feel?

Just my two cents.
 
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Very insightful Jently, and by the way welcome to the forum.

My understanding is that CBT does not take into account the unconscious and it's actions....er, our unconscious actions (!) When I did a Mind over Mood group, I constantly argued with the facilitator who tried to tell me that 'feelings follow thoughts'. Yep, they often do, but also, they often don't, and we feel first, then have thoughts.... because the thought process in this case takes place unconsciously. You are both right, CBT is of limited value for anyone with BPD! Not totally useless, but its like going to A&E with a broken leg and them saying "We have no plaster to splint your leg, but we can give you physio, okay".

I would go back to the keyworker armed with the NICE guidelines on BPD, which clearly state what should be offered. If there is no DBT in your area, you can have CAT or Schema or Mentalisation Based Therapy, all have good research evidence to say they are effective with BPD. CBT does not.....


Hope this helps!
 
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Anyone with a BPD dx can ask for the Therapy specific to them......they must by law now offer you appropriate therapy.
or in my case, i need long term therapy, got sent for (another) assessment, yes they met my needs hooray! but......(always a but) they didnt know when the next course was going to be because of funding. im now on a waiting list again, ive had no therapy in the last 6 years of being in the CMHT :unsure:
 
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That is intolerable! Go wave the NICE guidelines at them......make a complaint.....
 
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goodness knows!
I was actually told by my cpn recently, when asking for one to one therapy, that I couldn't have it until I had stopped cutting.

Yes folks that's a fact!

So here I am back in the wilderness again.

qf.
 
maxitab

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Download a couple of articles on therapy and SH, and the positive benefits and stuff them up her.....er give them to her......
 
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Thank you maxitab for getting us our own thread :flowers: :clap:

Thank you to moderators and admin for allowing us to have this :flowers: (y)

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