Month: February 2019

  • Can happiness trigger anxiety?

    “What do you think about fear of positive feelings? Do you notice an aversion to feeling positively in your clients? How do you think this develops, and how would ISTDP handle it? By fear of happiness, I mean avoiding happy feelings to escape negative consequences (such as being happy makes us selfish or immoral, being…

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    Hi! We are two Norwegian students writing our thesis on ISTDP and therapy with patients suffering from Borderline personality organization. How do you work with these patients? And where do these patients belong, on the spectrum of psychoneurotic disorders or the spectrum of fragile character structure? Are they highly resistant or fragile?  We want to…