Tag Archives: Borderline

Why I do what I do…

Now and then people ask me: “How can you sit there and listen to other people’s problems day after day?” Sometimes I get a reminder of why I do what I do. Here’s one that came in recently via Facebook: Hello from one of your sicker former patients! Life is good in (a state), I […]

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7 Steps to Total Health

This 7-step framework comes partially from the work of Dr. Steven Ilardi. I have modified it but I use a lot of his ideas. He outlines a 6-step program in his excellent little book The Depression Cure which I highly recommend. Here are a couple of differences in my work and that of Dr. Ilardi. […]

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About Shadow Judgment

In brief: Something to look at here is the idea of shadow judgments. It is just another way to describe the function of the ‘selves’. Selves we like or think others will treat right we will identify with and accept as “Me”. And the shadow selves, the aspects of Me that we judge as inferior, shameful, or whatever they trained us to think, we will disown the shadow selves and not see even them as Me. This results in cognitive fusion with one of the opposite selves (for example, good boy/bad boy) which results in us being trapped reacting to the stories about our selves that are in our head that we are emotionally and cognitively fused with.

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From PsycPORT.com– Test developed for borderline personality disorder

This is important- it looks at the hardware issues that underlie BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder. My guess is that the same hardware issues might underlie at least a portion of the people who are suffering from PTSD. Worth a read if you are a brain-behavior-psychotherapy type. PsycPORT.com | Test developed for borderline personality disorder: “Houston […]

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