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Our mission is to empower family members to reclaim their lives and move forward in sync with their personal values while decreasing emotional burden, challenging mental health stigma, and transforming strained or even damaged relationships with loved ones who may have been given diagnosis such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and more.
- As a parent, you feel an overwhelming burden of shame, guilt, isolation, financial stress, anger, and sadness.
- You don’t feel like your family, friends, or co-workers have had a similar parenting experience. They might make you feel inadequate or offer you unhelpful advice about what your child needs.
- You feel at a loss with how to proceed and often live with chronic anxiety.
- The cost of treatments, hospitalizations, medications and legal interventions is astronomical. Loss of a loved one can be devastating.
- Your child is struggling… unable to complete school, suffering verbal abuse by a family member, stealing money or possessions, or racking up credit card debt.
- You don’t know how to explain to your child or others that his/her behavior is due to combination of biological, social, and psychological factors that are exacerbated by a chronically invalidating environment and internal experiences.
- You’re frightened that your child might attempt—or worse, complete—suicide.
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- Improve your relationship with your child or loved one.
- Build your confidence in how you respond to and manage your child.
- See your child gain mastery over stressors that impede him/her from experiencing quality of life.
- Learn and be able to speak to the science behind your child’s BPD/HSP diagnosis.
- Feel connected and supported by a qualified professional who never wants you to feel alone.
- Experience a transformative moment of hope that results in a sense of safety and being understood—often in our very first meeting.
Reclaim Your Power Family Program
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET
Still have questions?
The definition of a highly sensitive person is someone who experiences acute physical, mental, or emotional responses to stimuli.
This can include external stimuli, like your surroundings and the people you’re with, or internal stimuli, like your own thoughts, emotions and realizations.
While everyone feels sensitive at times, and everyone reacts to stimuli to some degree, being a highly sensitive person means you experience a much greater response—so much so that it can seem overwhelming. Many highly sensitive people need to excuse themselves from high-stimulus environments, often having a “refuge” where they can be alone and “ground” their reactions.
If your child already has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Attentional Deficit Disorder (ADD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Bipolar Disorder, etc., they most likely belong to this category. If they have not had an official diagnostic assessment, that must be done through a licensed therapist or psychologist, but a diagnosis is not necessary for you to benefit from this program.
One of the worst burdens for a family member is the threat of losing a loved one through suicide. Most can’t understand the toll that it takes, and while there is no guarantee, DBT tools and strategies have been shown to be the MOST effective approach, acknowledging that nothing is perfect.
This training is not intended to replace evidence-based treatment provided by a licensed therapist or psychologist.
If your loved one becomes suicidal, call 9-1-1.
Additional resources and information:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255), or via chat platform
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves? New York Times
I understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to keep trying things that don’t work. I’ll bet all of your focus has been on helping your child. Research shows that when the family is supported and educated, there are better treatment outcomes for the child.
You’ve spent so much money on treatment for your child, it feels like there’s nothing left for yourself. Or that it would be wrong to take care of yourself before they’re stable. However, if we don’t take care of ourselves first, we aren’t able to stay present for our loved one for the long haul.
There is no such thing as perfection. You don’t have to get it right every time. Any successful interaction is a win for everybody. We’re about progress, not perfection. Perfection has never kept families together—in fact, it can be harmful.