New ways of Approaching Borderline Personality Disorder: Insights on Trauma & Addiction


Borderline Personality Disorder challenges every practitioner to the core; a worthy response is also from our core. The model outlined in this talk suggests a novel way forward, using our personhood and true connection, counter-balancing with radical acceptance and extreme self-care. It uses the addiction paradigm and a transpersonal angle. It further proposes that Borderline Personality Disorder is a set of "devoted habits" and as such is effectively treated with 12 Step recovery principles. At the same time, the practitioner who is prepared to consider a transpersonal angle finds her own resilience and staying power increased.


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