8 Monday morning virtual meetings
a diverse and inclusive group
September 14 -November 2
$640 plus $160 intake session
Please inquire about sliding scale
*Individual intake session with Pamela is required before joining the group
Growing up with a parent with Borderline Personality Disorder can be both difficult and isolating. Many children of parents with BPD never experienced the emotional stability, security and support they needed. If you had a parent with BPD or a history of trauma and emotional instability, this group may be especially helpful, particularly if you:
• Want to explore and understand the impact of growing up with a parent with BPD
• Are drawn to persons with histories of trauma or emotional dysregulation
• Find yourself trying to accommodate others, even when it is not in your best interest
• Have difficulty trusting yourself and others
• Are confused about the validity of your needs
• Have difficulty maintaining your personal boundaries
• Long for understanding
• Feel uncomfortable in "your own skin"
Perhaps you’ve tried many ways to heal and still feel stuck. That’s understandable -- healing is a long and complex process. Come be in our circle and experience the support of others whose lives have also been touched by BPD.
This eight-week group will incorporate mindfulness, experiential exercises, resource building, interpersonal sharing, as well as other therapeutic practices that support recovery from trauma. Participants will receive mirroring, support, as well as opportunities for integration and connection.
Each week's theme relates to the experience of growing up with a parent with BPD. Themes include: boundaries, emotional volatility/unpredictability, resources, knowing what we want, understanding our parent’s history. This work is an important step toward reversing patterns of intergenerational trauma.
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
This is a complex and stigmatized diagnosis. For many reasons, it is often undiagnosed. Please note: Admission into the therapy group does not equal a diagnosis for your parent.
A diagnosis of BPD requires 5 of the following symptoms:
This work is subtle yet revolutionary. I’m dropping outdated defenses that don't serve me anymore and feeling more open to my life's purpose. . . As someone who has depended on therapy most of my life this is radical self reliance. . . I'm finding peace at the intersection of mind/body." -KM