Well… spending sometime in the Psych hospital has taught me much. First, life is worth living. It is very much worth living. I can honor my son’s life by living the best life that I can and by taking care of my two remaining kids.
DBT Skills shows me how to create boundaries with others without stressing myself out.
Mindfulness skills keeps me present in the moment and teaches me that I can go to my safe scene when I start feeling triggered and ground myself without losing it.
Relapse Prevention teaches me to identify the triggering events that leads to the automatic negative talk that leads to the emotion that leads to the behavior and to stop the chain with adaptive coping responses to keep from falling in the unwanted behavior.
I’m learning to live a balanced life rather than bouncing back and forth like the waves of the oceans.
These days, I’m loving life…..