Futurehealth Workshop by Jerry Wesch
Borderline Personality Disorder patients are common in health psychology practice, presenting with stress disorders, exacerbated somatic symptoms, chronic pain, headache, and other troubling symptoms. The systematic use of self-awareness building approaches, self-soothing cognitive and behavioral training and self-regulation strategies, reinforced by biofeedback instrumentation, can make treating these complex patients easier and more effective.
The presentation provides a step-by-step protocol for integrating biofeedback, self awareness training and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Borderline personality patients are commonly encountered in healthcare settings due to the high frequency of stress responses and chronic pain syndromes. Due to the high drama potential for these patients in theraputic relationships, their reputation is terrible among medical professionals. However, if a systematic approach to repairing the underlying defects in self-awareness, affect management and self-regulation of distress, progress can be made and symptoms reduced. The author has been using a self-regulation protocol for care of these complex and challanging patients for 30 years with some promising results.