DBT skills course: continuing saga

For the uninitiated DBT stands for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. It was devised back in the 1990s specifically for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Even more specifically, it was aimed at young women who were considered impervious to other forms of treatment. The difficult ones. The ones only hardened professionals did not…

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Is music vital to my well-being? Yes and No.

Music is a stabilising aspect of my life. Do you need music in your day? Or perhaps you’d rather do without.

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Volume modulation issues

Ever been told to speak up – or tone it down – when you think you’re speaking at a normal level? Happens all the time in my ASC world When noise levels around me get way more than I can bear, I have to reach for my ear defenders. That’s sort of OK for me…

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Getting ear defenders: shutting out noise could help open up my world

Better day today. Even coped with the dental assistant who appeared to be able to create excessive noise from even the simplest of tasks. No bin, no drawer escaped being banged as it was closed. But I made it out with a clean bill of health. I’ve ordered ear defenders as the noise cancelling headphones…

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On being unique

For decades I’ve wanted to fit in. But, despite the numerous masks I carefully constructed, I never did. At school I was either near the top of the class – or at the bottom. My schoolbooks show pages and pages of carefully researched and presented work alongside blank pages and incomplete work because I just…

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