There are many helpful presentations on YouTube. The list below is a sample of what can be found. When you click on the link, you will leave this page and go to the YouTube site.
Interpersonal Hypersensitivity: Origins and Implications
Interpersonal Hypersensitivity: Origins and Implications - John G. Gunderson MD. (1 hr 24 mins 7 secs)
Gunderson explores the possible genetic predisposition of interpersonal hypersensitivity and what it means to parent a child who is easily distressed. In the past, BPD was thought to be the effect of abusive parenting upon the child, Gunderson suggests that instead it may help to consider the effect of raising a difficult child upon parenting. He sees interpersonal relationships central to identifying BPD and the primary caregiver and child roles of significant importance. The first 30 mins give an overview of this concern and the rest of the time is devoted to question and answer.
“Back from the Edge”
“Back from the Edge” Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2012 (48 mins 11 secs)
"Back From the Edge" offers guidance on treating Borderline Personality Disorder and insight into the neuropsychology of the disorder. The video features the story of four adults who tell their recovery story.
Loving Someone with BPD Shari Manning Ph D (2hrs 19 mins)
In a densely packed presentation, Shari engagingly explains techniques and skills for a family member to support their loved one. Shari’s background is DBT, so her model of Emotional Regulation is embedded in that therapy. This video is detailed and you will need a pen and paper, perhaps multiple viewings even.
Mindfulness – letting go
Mindfulness – letting go…. Ajahn Brahm (55 mins 40 secs)
Ajahn Brahm is a Buddhist monk living in WA where he settled when he migrated from UK. He has many talks on UTube and this one covers 4 Ways of Letting Go. The idea of Letting Go refers to the concept of not holding onto that which is unhelpful in our lives, it is a way of disciplining out thinking so we can better live in the present. So, this video, told in the rambling comfortable style of a Buddhist monk, is about another aspect of mindfulness.
The Art and Science of Self Compassion Pt 1
The Art and Science of Self Compassion Pt 1 Dr Russ Harris (5 mins 15 secs)
This is the first of three short interviews of Russ Harris with Dennis Tirch. Russ Harris is a proponent of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Theory). This work is complementary to what we know works with BPD (eg DBT) and takes our thinking into the realm of psychological flexibility and values based living.
DBT Micro Lessons – An animation about Validation
DBT Micro Lessons – An animation about Validation (5 mins 54 secs)
DBT Peer Connections have a set of 16 short videos all related to an aspect of DBT which can be found on their website https://ilovedbt.com/
This is an excellent short animation on how validation works.
Rethinking BPD – a Patient’s View
Rethinking BPD – a Patient’s View Amanda Wang (8 mins 13 secs)
Amanda explains why love is not enough for a person with BPD. She explains why she and others with BPD need to learn how to live. Her moving story is a powerful inspiration to keep on trying.
Understanding Validation in Families
Understanding Validation in Families – Dr Alan Fruzzetti Ph D (51 mins 53 secs)
Alan Fruzzetti explores the meaning of validation and invalidation in families. He challenges the families of those with lived experience of BPD by exploring the concept of validation and the effect of the lack of validation on those with BPD. This is a must see video.
Non Violent Communication
Marshall Rosenberg demonstrates Non Violent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg Ph D (11 mins 8 secs)
Marshall Rosenberg uses a Jackall and a Giraffe hand puppet to illustrate his communication. In this old video captures some of the essential components of non violent communication. This one looks at how to ask for what you want. This is highly recommended.
Non Violent Communication – A Training Course
Non Violent Communication – A Training Course – Marshall Rosenberg Ph D (9 hrs 7 mins 4 secs)
This is a marathon effort, and is worth it. Not specific to BPD, this is about a way of communication that complements our understanding of validation and our emotions. For those of us who struggle with being judgemental, it is a must:
Introduction (lasts 1 hr);
Applying non violent communication (1 hr 52 secs);
Honesty (2 hrs, 8 mins 41 secs);
Empathy part 1 (3 hrs 12 mins 44 secs);
Relationships (4 hrs 20 mins 42 secs);
Authority (5 hrs 18 mins 34 secs);
Empathy part 2 (6 hrs 14 mins 6 secs);
Social change (7 hrs 10 mins 35 secs);
Sincere Gratitude (8 hrs 18 secs).
BPD and Recovery: A Lived Experience
BPD and Recovery: A Lived Experience (30 mins 48 secs)
Catherine Bennet is a woman of compassion and strength. In 2014 she spoke at the Annual BPD Conference in Melbourne and spoke of her experiences. Her heartfelt talk touched the hearts of many.
Beyond Remission: Mapping BPD Recovery
Beyond Remission: Mapping BPD Recovery – Keira van Gelder (43 mins 45 secs)
Keira is the author of the book The Buddha and the Borderline. Here she tells her story of recovery. It was when she found a community where she could feel supported that made a difference in her journey to recovery.
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Secrets of Limit Setting
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Secrets of Limit Setting - Randi Kreger (41 mins 9 secs)
This video is by one of the esteemed authors on the subject of BPD, Randi Kreger. She has been an advocate for family members of those with BPD since 1995.
What is Mindfulness
What is Mindfulness? - Dr John Kabat-Zinn (5min 17 secs)
This 5 min video is an excellent introduction to what mindfulness is. There are also longer videos by Jon on YouTube, especially recommended are his work on compassion, on becoming conscious and an hour long guided meditation.