Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by intense fear of abandonment, rage and anxiety.
People who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have difficulty understanding who they are and often have no sense of personal identity, no stable identity. They also display serious attachment issues and tend to have disordered personal relationships with other people. People with BPD also experience intense mood swings and feelings of rage which causes them to act out which further disrupts their personal relationships. Learn More →
Why Not a BPD Performance Coach?
Anyone who watches Showcase has no doubt come across Wendy Rhoades, the hedge fund performance coach who turns floundering managers into superstars. She’s got all the right skills and credentials: lots of experience in the field AND her medical degree as a psychiatrist are her stunning credentials, the things which make her both credible and effective.
If you have BPD why not hire a BPD performance coach? I was diagnosed with BPD more than 35 years ago when the illness was only just being used as a diagnostic tool. At the time, it was not well understood and the jury was still out about whether or not it was even a “real thing” or not.
I’ve lived with my diagnosis all this time and it’s not always been pretty. Most of that time was spent trying to raise my children while trying to have some kind of a life which didn’t involve killing people every time I went to the grocery store. My life was in shambles. I despaired of ever getting better or even learning how to cope with things. Until one day, a light bulb went off and I finally learned the lessons I had been struggling to understand all those years. I have turned those lessons into a series of powerful BPD recovery lessons which you can take advantage of, too.
Let me help you transform your life from BPD to BPA -- Borderline Personality Amazing!
I teach all the skills in the four different modules of DBT which include:
2. Interpersonal Effectiveness
3. Distress Tolerance and
4. Emotion Regulation
I ask for a hefty time commitment from you (24 weeks!). When you complete this course, you will have all the skills needed to regulate your emotions.
You must be READY for DBT because DBT is not a passive-therapeutic protocol. There is work involved and homework.So, I screen students rigorously.
Marsha Linehan says, “ In life, pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” DBT teaches people how to create a life worth living. Let me teach you how to do this for yourself!
If you are interested, contact me and let's talk about it! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Anxiety fuels BPD
I teach DBT LIFE skills such as anxiety and stress reduction techniques to people who want to have dialectical behavioral therapy treatment but who can not access it easily. I offer a program DBT program on a pro bono basis to selected people.
I teach people with BPD how to create the life they want to have, which frees you from living a life of turmoil and chaos. I do this by teaching you:
How to communicate effectively and assertively through assertiveness training
Why assertiveness training? Because most people with BPD have very poor communication skills. I am a master communicator and I can teach you how to say what you mean so you can mean what you say. in a a non-aggressive, assertive manner. These poor communication skills and do not allow you to express the intense feelings you experience on a daily basis and this is what causes people to act out behaviorally.
How to change the way you think, a crucial first step because people with BPD have skewed thought processes
How to practice gratitude each day.
We see judgement and criticism where it does not exist. We misconstrue abandonment in the slightest bit of distance. I will teach you how to break this destructive cycle.