Emotionally invalidating environments

In that moment of emotional deregulation, they will quite often go on to self harm as a way of regulating that emotion."To be diagnosed, people have to meet at least five of nine criteria.

In effect, DBT can help you to deal with your emotional invalidation.

The part of you that sensed something was wrong about the way you were being treated had to be ignored in order to survive.

If you were abused as a child, you had to swallow your emotions and had to attempt to deal with them yourself.

Others push them down for a while, until they get too uncomfortable and then explode.

The experience of being physically or sexually abused as a child is inherently emotionally invalidating.