My story is much the same as many others out there...I lost my family, and I almost lost my life, to the ravages of this illness. I experienced all the common symptoms such as suicidality, impulsivity, frantic attempts to not be abandoned, raging, loss of jobs, and more.
But what I learned is this: I'm okay. I just needed to learn how to believe in myself and find a few tools to get me there.
There was tremendous relief when I found out that with some hard work, I could get better. I, like many others out there, had attended support groups and gone to therapist after therapist, but had never received the tools to help me.
There is a lot of scary, misinformation on the Internet and in bookstores about Borderline Personality Disorder. Don't believe it. The truth is, BPD is highly treatable. I, and many others, am living proof of this. But don't take my word for it...there is empirical evidence that supports this.
Whether it is you or someone you love that has Borderline Personality Disorder, know there is hope to become a healthy, calm, and generous person. There is help and support for family members as well. For example, there are many things you might say to someone with BPD that can greatly increase their distress. Likewise, many therapies cause more harm than good.
On the other hand, equipped with the right information, the whole situation can turn around. We can learn how to speak with one another, calm the dynamic down, chose more supportive partners, lower the intensity and learn how to support and love one another.
Recovery takes careful planning. The correct therapy must be found and a holistic approach to recovery incorporated into life practices. One must find support, and get themselves or their loved one in to treatment.
I did the work to get better. Many of us have! You can get your symptoms under control and can have warm, loving and trusting relationships.
If you are ready to get better, or ready to help a friend get better, contact me and I will coach you through finding the best and most effective treatment, support groups and a healthy approach to managing symptoms. We'll also work on improving relationships and fulfilling career choices.
My practice is dedicated to helping those with mental illness, and their families members, regain their life and realize all their best dreams. You can chose from individual coaching sessions, my online class, or a week-long jump start retreat with me in the beautiful Woodlands, TX.
Life coaching is different from therapy in that we help empower you to take control of your own destiny by giving you the tools for your own self-care and recovery. As a coach who specializes in helping those overcome BPD, as I have, I also help you manage and overcome individual symptoms, and work with you to find effective treatment.
My favorite, favorite, favorite thing to do is work with my students in the class. I pull together all my research, experience and certifications to teach you how to retrain your brain and make it better than ever. You will also learn the true purpose of emotions and how to use them for your advantage. I heavily incorporate DBT skills for interpersonal and emotion management.