The Main tenet of Linehan’s biosocial theory is that “the core disorder in BPD is emotional dysregulation.In other words people with BPD have difficulties regulating several, if not all, their emotions.” There is a biological component and an environmental component.We help them feel heard, acknowledged, understood and accepted. It was obvious by his face that he was scared and I wanted to share, understand, and validate his feeling.
For emotionally sensitive people, managing their emotions so they can communicate most effectively and with the best results means learning to manage the intense emotions they experience on a regular basis.
As we close out 2010, we are likely to come in contact with many a friend or relative who we may not see on a day to day basis.
Given the state of the economy, frustration that individuals may be having over national or international events, day to day life circumstances or family issues that people may come up against, it is likely you may find yourself involved in a conversation in which the other person may need some emotional support.
Or maybe you wanted to be supportive and helpful to someone you love but couldn’t because your own emotions made it difficult?
Communicating when overwhelmed with emotion does not usually work well.