What does it mean to be a cheerleader? Does it mean offering support? Does it mean speaking words of encouragement? Does it mean extending compassion? In many ways, being your own cheerleader entails all of these things and more. But cheering yourself on when you feel like you’re struggling can be tricky. Like any new skill, it takes time and practice to learn how to self-correct destructive thoughts, but there are lots of ways to start. Don’t Force It Turning your inner crit
These days, the word “trigger” generally holds a negative connotation. We associate it with anger, fear, disgust, and a variety of other emotions which sometimes result from our triggers. But we can learn a lot about ourselves and how our brains work by shifting our perspective to what is sometimes known as the “other side” or “silver lining” in DBT practices. In many ways, a trigger is a warning bell, alerting your mind and body to a possible threat. This is similar to how a
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