“I just wanted to share with you that due to this class, I am now having more POSITIVE and joyful days in my own skin than I’ve ever had before. A MILESTONE AT AGE 64 xxxx.”
“I am getting a lot out of the class. You go through details, feelings, and strategies thoroughly; which really helps me. Plus, with all the students homework and seeing everyone’s feedback, I feel I am not alone. I previously thought I was the only person with my awkward perspective and dysfunctional behavior. It relieves me to know that there are strategies to deal with this. Doing the homework helps me process what I am learning. If I had trouble with an assignment, it has helped me tremendously when you gave examples. Even though I don’t say a lot online, I enjoy the class immensely. I also appreciate the accessibility of the class. I don’t have to be at a certain place, if I was 4 hours away. If I am stuck at work, I could still listen to the class later.”
“I found DBT Path at the recommendation of my sister, a psychologist who uses DBT in her practice. I am currently taking my third class after a suicide attempt three months ago. The skills I have learned (am learning) have definitely smoothed out the peaks and valleys of my mood and have been a great augmentation to my weekly therapy sessions. The people around me have seen a noticeable change in me. Staying plugged in at DBT Path has definitely kept me out of the hospital.”
“I have been taking DBT classes at DBT Path now for over a year. The changes I have made in my life have been nothing but positive. I now can understand/control my emotions and handle them in a constructive way. I am way more confident in myself than ever before in my life. They teach you skills in a safe encouraging atmosphere with no judgements. It is a “We are all in this together” mentality. The skills are taught in an easy to learn manner, and it is quite evident that Debbie and Amanda love what they do and are willing to share all they know. They inspire me every week.”
“For my entire life, I have had people tell me to ‘grow’ thicker skin. I never knew how. This series has given me the skills to better manage my emotions. I’m so glad that you have made this option available and have been recommending it to anyone who might benefit from DBT. This is the best I have felt in a long time.”
“Debbie, I will be 68 tomorrow. The ‘wisening’ (love that word!) that DBT Path nurtured in me over the past year has been life-giving, mind-expanding, and spiritual food. Truthfully, I thought I had damaged relationships within my family beyond repair. My Self worth was zero. I tortured myself with hateful, destructive thoughts about my mistakes. I was convinced that my loved ones were mean-spirited, selfish people who would never do things my way, meet my needs the way I wanted them to, and were depriving me of the love I craved. I was sure I would never be able to love them again. It’s astonishing to think about how healthy I am after a year of hard work, facing my part in failed relationships, and support from the DBT Path community. Learning to be compassionate with myself has taught me to show compassion for others. I love myself, and enjoy my own company. My sense of humor has returned. Our family is well on the way toward healing, acceptance, love, and understanding. I am committed to a life-long, daily practice of DBT skills. There’s always something new to learn to enrich my progress. I was so afraid I would die alone because my family hated me. Now I know the remaining time I have will be full of joy, good times, laughter, and sweet memories. God bless you, Debbie.”
“I work as a researcher in suicide prevention and constantly, we come across the issue of gaps in care, where individuals have struggles getting connected to care in a timely, efficient way (if at all!), aside from the financial challenges that come with needing regular psychiatric care! (I’m sure you know on a personal level, Debbie, as do I) I think resources like this course are so so so important to help people from falling into these gaps. Online resources and communities are so great and can be used to reach people who may not otherwise get community connectedness or care. So on a professional level, I also wanted to say thank you for taking the time and effort to produce such an amazing and wonderful product. I think it makes a real impact.”
“I have been seeing a therapist for over a year, and it was she who suggested I join DBT Path for extra support. My therapist has been following DBT Path and Debbie Corso for a long time, and she fully supports this program, even though you have to pay to take it. I think that if there were free ones that were just as good, she would know about them and would have recommended them instead to save me money.
Also, Debbie puts so much work into the classes, homework, etc. that to me it only makes sense that we would be paying for these services.”
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“DBT Path has been like going to a live group, much like the real expensive DBT classes are, at a fraction of the price!!
There are many ‘senior’ DBT grads who are great at helping with skills. Since I started DBT Path, I’ve been able to manage many crises myself! I tried going online and reading free websites, I’ve tried using workbooks and only DBT Path has worked. It takes a lot of time to do these live classes and no one can do that for free. Anyway, I just want to encourage you to try it. You won’t know until you have seen it for yourself!”
“Thank you both so so much for the time and knowledge that you have shared. Already I am seeing a difference in my personal life and feel a level of freedom I have not felt before. I am seeing a therapist and she has been super encouraged by the results she is seeing in me by taking this class. So thank you again. I am just so grateful for what you guys are doing and the help you are providing. Thanks so much.”
“I want to THANK YOU both SO MUCH for providing me with the opportunity to learn DBT from you both. Our time together has been so valuable and I notice a difference in myself and so do my friends and family. My social work friend described me as “the most stable person with BPD” that he knows and I wanted to cry with joy.”
“For me DBT Path is more than a great place to learn DBT skills. It is the place where I found I could be more than a diagnosis, where I found I could be a compassionate and caring person. DBT Path not only taught me skills but taught me I could thrive and not just survive.”
“I have been getting very positive feedback from my parents about the changes they are seeing in me and its thanks to DBT and you guys…I am telling you that your classes make all the difference. They give clarity, allow me to relate, have a laugh and inspire me to keep going. Thank you.”
“I saw my therapist today (3+ years), showed her my [DBT Path] homework, and she was gobsmacked by my progress. For me, I know it’s now or never because of my age (in my 60s). I’ve made such a mess of my family relationships, and I’m not sure those people will ever want to be in a meaningful relationship with me again. That’s a sobering thought when I have so much love to give them if we can just build some trust. This class gives me hope that, if I keep working hard, I can.”
“I have more hope at age 40 than I have in my entire life as a result of taking this class. I have always struggled managing my emotions, sitting with myself, creating drama and pain for others in my life, and felt helpless this would ever change. I have learned that I can do a great job of taking care of myself, speaking nicely to myself, validating my own emotions, and handling them without hurting myself and others, or ruining things in my life I worked hard for. My husband and teenage son have told me they see a change, and look up to me for having the courage to admit I needed help and have a willingness to change. I feel like I am a better role model for my son and the kind of wife my husband will want to be married to for the rest of his life. But most importantly I have more joy and peace in my life. I am so grateful to the DBT Path instructors and my classmates for their wisdom, insightfulness, unconditional acceptance, and encouragement along my journey!”
“Words could not describe how much I am enjoying the class. I had given up on ever having access to DBT (the two hospitals near me that have free DBT either won’t accept me because I am not severe enough or the wait list is about two years long) so seeing this class advertised on Healing from BPD on Facebook I was overwhelmed with excitement! Overall I find it so helpful that both of you understand BPD. I am all about peer support and have led a peer support group myself so I know the value of having that peer understanding. The homework I find to be very helpful and especially going over it in class. I love hearing from others in the class. It is a very supportive environment.”
“If I had not been referred to DBT Path by my therapist, I don’t believe I would be getting myself back on track right now. I had completely given up on myself and just didn’t care anymore what I looked like or how bad my health was.
I had purchased and read the DBT Trainer’s Manual as per my therapist’s request (way before joining DBT Path) so I could study and learn the skills we were talking about in session, but she realized that seeing her once or twice every two weeks was not sufficient to reinforce the skills, and the DBT group classes she runs are too far away for me to attend.
I could name the skills off the top of my head, but I had no support system to help me use them on a daily basis and get the encouragement and ideas in a group setting.
Covering the PLEASED skills in a group setting has motivated me to try and get back on track health-wise, as now I feel supported in my efforts and I no longer feel like I am fighting this battle alone. Thank you Debbie Corso and my fellow DBT Path classmates and alumni for making this such a fulfilling, worthwhile experience.”
“I’ve learned so many things that are making it easier for me to deal with day to day life, which in turn is allowing more of my focus to be on healing and on learning how to love myself and not letting my past experiences take away from my present life and the beautiful future I will create for myself.
From the first day of class I felt like I was in a safe place, where I could learn with so many compassionate and kind people who really understood the realities and struggles of dealing with emotional dysregulation. I can’t express to you enough how important I think what you are doing is. I live in Toronto, Ontario and for a city with 6 million people,the limited number of resources available here is alarming. Actually, when I told my doctor that I found your class, he asked for your website information and said he was going to share it with his colleagues as well.”
“I suffered my entire life until I got involved as much as possible in my recovery with DBT Path. I started live (in-person, local) classes but they are not nearly as informative, supportive and detailed. I feel as though I have been given a new life… a life with joy and hope and until DBT Path, I had no hope at all. I wish it didn’t take till I was 56 but it is never to late to recover and live a life worth living. DBT Path saves and changes lives. Thank you Debbie Corso and my supportive peers.
P.S. My husband is just as thankful as I am as he reaps the benefits of my recovery and loves not seeing me suffering and loving my life and thriving for the first time.”
“Taking your DBT classes through DBT Path have honestly made such positive impact and change in my life. I do not have BPD, but I suffered with eating disorders for over 25 years prior to last year. I have been in recovery and free from the eating disorders since October 3rd, 2014! That is the longest I’ve ever been without them in the last 25 years. It’s so wonderful to finally be free!
My Psychologist is the one that recommended DBT courses to me. I had never even heard of DBT until about this time last year. I looked for classes in my area, but as a busy mom of 6 children I honestly couldn’t find a class that I could fit into my schedule at the same time weekly. It was then that I started searching for an online class and was so blessed to have found you and DBT Path. Finally something that I could fit into my schedule! I loved the flexibility of being able to watch the recording when I couldn’t make it to the live class. I did attend the live class when it was feasible, but I am so grateful that you thought to do the recording and enable others like myself to never miss a class. Brilliant!
You and Amanda are so inspiring. You are both such talented teachers and you really taught the class in a way that helped me to easily learn and apply each lesson immediately. I am better because of you two. I am a better mother, a better wife, a healthier “me,” a better friend, and all around more kind and compassionate to myself and others. I truly can not thank the two of you enough. You’ve changed my life. Enrolling in and taking DBT Path classes is seriously the best decision I’ve ever made. Please know that you are seriously amazing and that what you are doing is making a real difference in the world. I would tell anyone to take DBT Path classes. I think everyone in the world could use the information and apply the lessons to become a better version of themselves.”
“This last weekend I actually controlled the urge to slip back into bad habits with my husband. He spoke trigger words and I changed the way I responded. We’re getting in a much better place in our marriage.”
“I wanted to say thank you for DBT Path. This course has provided me with the skills group I desperately needed (which is missing in my area). Even though the full DBT treatment isn’t available where I live, thanks to DBT path I am able to get enough DBT to make recovery more possible. Without the skills learned from your class, and from my therapist, I would absolutely be back in hospital now.
Every time I am tempted to say, it’s all too much, I have to give up, I can now say, “one moment at a time… I can survive one moment at a time.” And self respect… I deserve a life worth living, not to give up on my values and goals. So thank you.”
“I want to thank you and encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. Your classes have helped my daughter so much. I really saw a difference in her when she was doing them regularly and she would talk about what she was learning. I try to stay up with her and listen to what class she is currently on so that I can better know how to help her. Her life, especially these teen years have been such a struggle for her and us, but you have given some hope to the situation. Thank you for your heart.”
“Thank you for a smart, creative, and helpful course, tailored to me and my fellow sensitives! ”
“Thank you Debbie. Your class has been nothing short of transformative!! I so respect how you run it with such expertise AND compassion.”
“It has been an amazing adventure with the DBT Path group and I’ve gained so many skills. But I want to give it a try. You have been a source of strength, comfort and such an inspiration to me these past few years. Between the work I’m doing with my treatment team and the skills I’ve learned in this course, I know I’m well on my way to recovering from BPD and may even come back for a refresher course. Thank you for your dedication and passion in this work. It’s most definitely changing lives.”