BPD & DBT: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

5-7:00 PM
October 10th 2021 - December 26th 2021

Beginning October 10th 2021, Heal Her Heart will be facilitating a two hour program for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Held weekly on Sunday nights from 5-7 PM, sessions will run in periods of 12 weeks. View photos to learn more about the program, admission requirements, and about Borderline Personality Disorder. Note: exceptions can be made for those experiencing challenges with emotion regulation but have not been clinically diagnosed with Borderline.
Nobody understands us, but us.
Considered to be one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental illnesses, Borderline Personality Disorder is a personality disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, challenges with self-image, and a pattern of unstable relationships. Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder often result in impulsive actions and difficulties in relationships.
New insights into Borderline Personality Disorder have led to new, more effective treatments; making the prognosis for someone diagnosed with the disorder much more promising. Current research shows that with the right support and treatment, most people with Borderline Personality Disorder will be able to terminate the diagnostic label.
Borderline Personality Disorder is referred to as a bio-social disorder; meaning that it starts with a biological inclination which is exacerbated by the social environment. Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder is believed to be a result of an invalidating childhood environment, trauma, abuse, and neglect. The disorder can also be a result of caregivers minimizing or discounting a child’s emotional reactions, if they believe it is exaggerated or inappropriate.

All sessions will be held virtually. Participants will receive a link to join. 

Investment: $333 CAD. Payment plans available. 

Note: Participants are encouraged to work with an individual therapist to further implement Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, as this evidence-based model of therapy is most beneficial when paired with a mental health professional trained to help clients apply DBT skills to specific challenges, goals, and past and present events in their lives. 


Week 1 - Introductions and Icebreakers

Week 2 - Physiology, Wisemind and Mindfulness 

Week 3 - Distress Tolerance Skills Part One: STOP, TIPP, Self Soothe

Week 4 - Distress Tolerance Skills Part Two: ACCEPTS, IMPROVE, Pros and Cons

Week 5 - Splitting, Idealization, Devaluation, Check the Facts, HALT

Week 6 - ABC, PLEASE, Cope Ahead 

Week 7 - Distortions, Behaviour Chain Analysis, Diary Cards

Week 8 - Validation 

To register, email: support@healherheart.org.