Wanting a healthier relationship? Needing more effective ways to communicate? Trying to get unstuck?
If you are a family member or friend of someone with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD), learning dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help you to save your relationship.
Living with and loving someone who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder can sometimes be challenging. When one family member is suffering with intense and ever-changing emotions, many family members are thrown into the chaos that results from unrelenting crises.
Dialectical behavior therapy isn't just for the person with the problem; it's for anyone who has a desire to cope more effectively with their own anxiety, anger, and frustration.
Learning just a few DBT skills can help you feel more relaxed, in control of your own reactions, and mindful of your emotions. If your son, daughter, spouse, or sibling is learning dialectical behavior therapy with a trained mental health professional then you can begin to share a unique therapeutic language that will lead to greater understanding, trust, and healing.
Beginning Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern/8:00 am Pacific, I'll be offering a 12-week online DBT skills class designed just for family members and friends. Each live, interactive webinar is one hour in length and all sessions will be recorded for future listening. The investment for this course is just three monthly payments of $129 each per person.
Each week you will learn:
• The DBT skills from all four modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation
• Ways to validate your family member
• How behaviors are inadvertently reinforced
• Collaborative problem-solving skills
• How to de-escalate arguments and prevent misunderstandings
• Practice dialectical thinking to build empathy
• How to establish limits when necessary
• Create your own life worth living
Why not make a life-changing investment in improving your relationship today?
I highly recommend Amanda's 12 week online Family DBT & Communication Skills Class. 2 years ago when my then 18 year old daughter was diagnosed with BPD, I felt like I was drowning in misinformation about BPD and I felt helpless and alone. I stumbled upon Amanda's website, which led to my finding several helpful books that she recommends for families, as well as information about online classes designed specifically to help families & loved ones understand BPD and communicate more effectively. Learning these skills has truly been a game changer for our family and having the weekly support from others, as well as from Amanda was just the support we needed to make positive changes in dealing with our daughter. We found resources to be lacking in our area, especially when it comes to family support. The online course makes the tools readily available, no matter where you live. Thank you Amanda for all your hard work and dedication to not only those suffering with BPD, but their families, who are a very important piece of the recovery and healing process.
—AB, Mount Pleasant, SC
Questions? You can learn more about me and my work by clicking here or you can click here to listen to an interview with me. You can also call me at 941 704 4328. I'd love to learn more about you.