Is Your Emotional Sensitivity Nature or Nurture?

emotional sensitivity, nature or nurture?A recent article in National Geographic got me thinking about what traits are inborn and which personality characteristics are learned from our environment.

In the article, wild foxes were bred over several generations to be as human-friendly as dogs.

Are humans like foxes?  With the right combination of genes over a period of generation are we capable of drastic changes in our behavior and nature?  Is it genetics that cause some to struggle with addiction or engage in self-harming behavior?  Continue reading “Is Your Emotional Sensitivity Nature or Nurture?” »

Top 5 Posts: A Year End Retrospective from DBT Understood

dialectical behavior therapyNew Years is a time of reflecting back and planning for the future.  As we look back, we often hope to find meaning in our experiences and direction for the new year.

In today’s look back at the blog Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood I’m including links to the 5 most popular posts, as well as 5 of my favorite posts for looking forward in the New Year. Continue reading “Top 5 Posts: A Year End Retrospective from DBT Understood” »

DBT: an Overview

An overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Do you struggle with explosive anger, self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and other emotional problems, such as depression and anxiety?

Do emotional and behavioral problems consistently interfere with your life?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive- behavioral therapy for people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as people who have emotion regulation problems and impulse control problems.  Continue reading “DBT: an Overview” »