6 New Tricks to Stop a Mental Breakdown (C-PTSD Dissociation)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and welcome to the first episode of my new series, Toolbox Tuesdays!

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Do you suffer from severe dissociative episodes, flashbacks, or general mental breakdowns related to borderline personality disorder (BPD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Today you’ll learn six simple tricks for stopping your breakdowns in their tracks.

These methods include adjusting your body temperature with ice and water, intensely exercising, dying your hair, painting your face, hanging out with animals, and grounding yourself by literally getting on the floor.

These tricks are specifically designed to help folks with BPD and PTSD, but anyone can benefit from them!

The DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) skill I draw from in the first half of this video is called TIP — temperature, intense exercise, and paced breathing. I’ll show you the most effective ways to implement this skill during a severe mental health crisis.

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PTSD and Obsessive Thinking (C-PTSD Symptoms: Rumination)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and I struggle with obsessive thinking.

Rumination: What is it? Why do we do it? How can we stop? This video covers the basics of rumination and how it relates to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Intrusive thoughts can be extremely destructive, but there are plenty of ways to fight them. I’ll review different dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills you can use to calm your ruminations. I’ll also share my theories on why we ruminate. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to subscribe to my channel for regular updates!

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