Tami Green - Borderline Personality Disorder Information & Articles
I have received a lot of feedback from folks who have benefited by non-DBT treatment options and it occurred to me that I've given most of my airtime to only one recovery alternative.
Up front, to set the record straight, DBT is not the best treatment option for Borderline Personality Disorder. It is one of many, and arguably not the best for some.
Most of us intuitively know to avoid things like doing drugs around the little guys or leaving them in the care of abusive caregivers. However, there are less obvious things we as parents can do to help insure our children do not develop the core symptoms of BPD which include: a poor sense of self, emotional dysregulation, and a lack of effective social functioning skills.
If you are like most, finding an inpatient or outpatient DBT program for BPD patients can be very frustrating and time consuming, because there are not a lot of treatment centers or outpatient programs that treat BPD -- especially in smaller cities.
As a life coach and professional speaker, Tami Green works with people with mental illness, especially those with Borderline Personality Disorder -- a condition she herself has been diagnosed with -- who want to stay in their careers.
Tami writes: "I love this question because it makes me feel like I am part of a society of passionate love making geniuses that have secret knowledge that few others possess. And that just may be true."
All relationships are a mystery. Add to the mix an emotional dysregulation disorder, and even the most patient, loving individuals may find themselves lashing out in ways they never believed possible. With these tried and true techniques, you can turn your chaotic relationship into sharing a passion to become a peaceful, loving couple. What could be better than that?
Something is happening on a grand scale. Perhaps you've suspected it, or caught glimpses of it, but let me tell you...things are definitely changing. Read about the latest exciting trends regarding Borderline Personality Disorder and what you can expect in the future.
Everybody really does have something that is challenging. Things don't go right, we can't control all circumstances, we wish things were different. What we can control is our response to life and the way we view things. Things go much better when we learn to ask ourselves, "so what?"
Borderline Relationship Recovery 101
Whether you have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or love someone who does, one of the enormous benefits we derive from recovery is improving our relationships. When I see strained, chaotic interactions morph into calm, cooperative, and mutually supportive partnerships, well...it is one of the most joyous things I get to experience. Here are my top ten things to do to improve/win back/find the relationship you want.
San Antonio Express News on Borderline Personality Disorder
Tami was recently interviewed for this outstanding article on Borderline Personality Disorder recovery. A great resource to forward to others.
Tami Green's Secrets for Borderline Personality Disorder Recovery on a Budget!
People are getting very creative with their money these days! In honor of that current trend, I thought it might be helpful to pass along her best tips on how to move along your recovery and save money at the same time. How fun!
How to Find Effective Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
Packed with a gold mine of lists on what to look for when you interview a therapist, what types of therapies are proven effective, and organizations that are helpful in finding a clinician who treats BPD.
Borderline Personality Disorder Recovery: How Does It Scientifically Work?
When many come to me, they wonder if what I say about BPD recovery is too good to be true. Yes! It is both scientifically proven, and lived out, over and over again. This article outlines some of the most exciting research on healing our brains, along with how my recovery actually worked.
Recovering Your True Self: It's All About You AND All About Others
Sometimes managing the symptoms of our disorder takes such a toll on our energy levels, that we get out of habit of giving. Likewise, we can lose sight of just who we are, what we love, and how to look out for ourselves. This article gives you practical exercises on getting you back in the swing of giving to others, which builds your self-esteem, while also considering your own needs in ways you may have neglected.
Could it be Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
Statistics on BPD and questions you can ask yourself or a loved to see if they might be exhibiting symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
How It Feels To Be Inside My Brain
Tami wrote this article very early on in her recovery. She really believes that speaking to the biological manifestation of this disorder has helped so many family members and partners understand that this truly is a very difficult way to live, and she saw how a little compassion went a long way in helping to soothe the torment of those with BPD. The incredible news is that Tami no longer feels this way. Though she, of course and gratefully so, is still more deeply emotional than most, she can remain much calmer in all interactions.
Congratulations! It's Just Borderline Personality Disorder!
Borderline Personality Disorder, so often misunderstood, is actually a very positive thing to be diagnosed with. Once you figure out this is why you are having distressing life experiences and can actually do something about it, life gets much, much better than you ever could have imagined! This article outlines a little bit more of the good news surrounding a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
How In The World Can I Help Her/Him?!?!?!?
Once you figure out that your loved one may indeed have Borderline Personality Disorder, there are pro-active things you can do to start the healing and help turn the whole dynamic around. Many things go squarely against conventional wisdom. Read on for the top tips on how to help someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Excerpt from "Self Help for Managing the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder"
Read this excerpt from the book, "Self Help for Managing the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder" where Tami discusses the concept of "splitting", or black and white thinking, and how it fits in with the rest of the symptoms. She also offers enormously beneficial tips on managing the very real (though maybe not understood) fears of abandonment which are integral to having this disorder.
Excerpt from "Helping Someone You Love (Finally and Completely) Recover From Borderline Personality Disorder!"
Though addressed to those helping someone with BPD, those with the disorder will also find familiarity and comfort in Tami's story. She takes the readers through the brutal days of her suicide attempts and a custody battle, all the way through to creating a new and beautiful life -- not despite of, but because of, her disorder. This is a positive, hopeful, must-read for all those who have, or care about someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Twelve Good Mood Builders of Christmas
During the holidays, and beyond, it is important to keep up our spirits! Tami's book, Self Help for Managing the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, is packed full of tips on healthy things we can do to take care of ourselves. After all, this is what recovery is all about -- getting better, little step by little step! She hopes you will enjoy these practical ideas to pamper yourself and create your own Happy Holidays!
You truly can change your entire life by changing your thoughts. This is how Tami recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder -- by working every day on changing her thoughts. And that's how she stays healthy today. This article helps sheds light on this age-old mystery and refers to a well-loved classical song that speaks to this very theory.
Video: Tami Green's Testimony to Members of Congress and Their Staff
Tami once walked the halls of Congress, looking just like everyone else, lobbying and supporting her favorite causes. She went on to marry and raise a family, all the while secretly suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. In her moving and poignant testimony to Members of Congress and their staffs, she describes her intimate struggle with the disorder, which eventually caused her to lose everything she loved, and the recovery that eventually led her to total wellness and a crusade to help others understand BPD recovery.
Video: Tami Green Receives Standing Ovation at Borderline Personality Disorder Symposium
Social workers, psychiatrists, therapists, family members and consumers gathered together at a BPD Symposium to hear the nation's top experts deliver cutting edge research on Borderline Personality Disorder recovery. Tami Green added her personal and moving account of her profound and painful experience with this illness and her eventual road to health. She brought the audience to tears and a standing ovation, a rarity at an NEA-BPD sponsored event such as this.