Borderline Personality Disorder Self-help Worksheet
What is the theory behind the Borderline Personality Disorder Self-help Worksheet?
Borderline Personality disorder is characterised by extreme fluctuations in one’s emotional states leading to a general instability in one’’s relationships and overall functioning. People with BPD are very easily triggered because of being over-sensitive and find it very difficult to bring themselves down back to a calm state which causes them to act impulsively. It is very important for them to work with their therapist to have a solid coping plan to help deal with various emotions and minimise their negative consequences.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will allow individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder to plan out some coping strategies to deal with some common recurring emotional states that are a cause of trouble for them. This plan can serve as a self-help strategy that they can utilise when in need to control their negative reactions and their harmful consequences.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to first list down some recent instances where their emotional state and reactions lead to negative consequences. Based on the identified emotions, tell them to list down coping strategies that have helped in the past or the ones that they are willing to try in the future that they now might work.
You can download this worksheet here.