Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Ends Cycle of Suffering

The cycle of suffering can be defined as a pattern of self-destructive circular behavior that begins with raw emotions and emotion-driven thoughts while the individual is in an emotional mind-state. This is then followed by frantic or reactive attempts to cope by using self-destructive coping behaviors and actions. The individual is then left with the consequences of his previous actions which in turn lead to heightened anxiety and depression. The cycle will continue, and the cycle will become progressively more negative and destructive if the pattern is not interrupted. These patterns can be interrupted by the practice and use of core mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness of Dialectical Behavioral treatment (DBT therapy).

The nature of the problem in the cycle of suffering is that the individual tries to cope with highly negative feelings and distorted beliefs, but instead creates worse problems. The individuals’ ineffective coping strategies may provide immediate gratification and relief, but cause the loss of meaningful people and important things in his life. The cost of continuing in this cycle of suffering is that eventually the big picture of the individual’s life will be destroyed. In fact a majority of the people in the cycle of suffering have started over many times. Individuals seeking BPD treatment and bipolar disorder treatment find success in DBT residential treatment programming like the Meehl Foundation.

The Meehl Foundation specializes in borderline personality disorder treatment, bipolar disorder treatment and substance addiction. These individuals are predisposed to the emotional-mind state and struggle with raw emotions and emotion-driven thoughts. These individuals also have a low frustration tolerance which, if left untreated leads to a greater rate of beginning and continuing in the cycle of suffering. At the point that the individual realizes that he or she is in the cycle of suffering, it now becomes his or her responsibility to take the steps forward to move out of the cycle and to create a life worth living. DBT therapy can guide individuals to creating a life worth living and to gain and maintain a capacity for happiness and joy. An ideal of the “life worth living” is a life that is in harmony with the individuals wants, needs, and boundaries and which gives the individuals life meaning, balance, and structure. Click here for our FREE BPD E-Book