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Alma Johnston
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Former Probation Officer, Teacher. Suffer from ESPD/BPD, learning to live with it using DBT skills.
Former Probation Officer, Teacher. Suffer from ESPD/BPD, learning to live with it using DBT skills.

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Spoon Theory and Self Care
Spoon Theory was developed as a way for people with long term life limiting conditions to explain to others who may say, 'but you don't look ill/look ok', how much energy, physical and emotional, it takes just to live day by day. I love it as an easy shorth...
Spoon Theory and Self Care
Spoon Theory and Self Care
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Expectations, the NHS and Unintended Consequences
We are proud of our NHS in this country. We rightly celebrate that anyone, no matter what income, or background, can access health services, for free, at the point of need. It is one of the few social contracts which have survived changes of political part...
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Recovery Story
I have been asked to tell my story at a conference of the World Association for Psychiatric Recovery at the end of April. As part of the preparation I was also asked to provide a written version for delegates to take away...this is it: ‘The past is a foreig...
Recovery Story
Recovery Story
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Joy and the Emotionally Sensitive Person
'Sassy', I think this is one of my favourite words, and attitudes! There have been a large number of words used to describe me down the years: 'moody', 'drama queen', 'over sensitive', 'touchy', I could go on. However, the 'Sass' in me is fed up of the nega...
Joy and the Emotionally Sensitive Person
Joy and the Emotionally Sensitive Person
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Groundhogs and Finding the Words
Groundhog Day is a bizarre American public holiday based around the behaviour of a brown, furry rodent, upon which the nation apparently bases its expectation for how much longer winter will last. Until the release of the film 'Groundhog Day', so far, so ob...
Groundhogs and Finding the Words
Groundhogs and Finding the Words
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Expectations (Not Resolutions)
We all have them. We've all suffered from our own and others'. Many times they are too high for anyone to fulfil. Sometimes we most misjudge our own of ourselves. Expectations and their failure or perceived failure have caused me untold tears of disappointm...
Expectations (Not Resolutions)
Expectations (Not Resolutions)
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Intricate and inextricable knots
'O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me to untie!' Twelfth Night - act II sc ii I am not just a collection of interconnecting muscles, nerves, blood vessels and bone. On its own my body is a miracle of complex engineering, but...
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Reflecting on Relapse and Resilience
We were walking uphill. I had known that the walk involved going up. I can see the woods at the top of the walk from my house. However, a sudden emotional storm engulfed me and I started sobbing and becoming angry towards my dog, who was running UP. With me...
Reflecting on Relapse and Resilience
Reflecting on Relapse and Resilience
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Dealing with the 'Robinson Crusoe Effect'
For an image of isolation, it is hard to find a more complete picture than that of the person stranded on a deserted island. I was first introduced to Robinson Crusoe through the black and white, dubbed series which was shown every summer on Saturday mornin...
Dealing with the 'Robinson Crusoe Effect'
Dealing with the 'Robinson Crusoe Effect'
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