The TARA Method honors your motivation and intelligence by providing you with tools and techniques fordecreasing emotional episodes that may end in crisis . TARA's classes are intensive learning experiences,not support groups. The TARA Method, a family lifesaver, will guide you to repairing estranged relationships, improving communication and encouraging your loved one to participate in evidence based BPD therapy.BPD is a 24 hour disorder that is triggered by events in the environment. Learn how to avert catastrophes before they happen.
You have probably sought professional help, may have received inappropriate and harmful advice, or may have done the wrong thing for the right reasons. Unfortunately, therapy alone will not solve the problem. Research shows that informed families can become treatment adjuncts. TARA can teach you how to be a therapeutic parent, partner or loved one.
8 week NYC Family Survival Skills
8 Tuesday Evenings 6:30 to 10:30 PM
April 21, 28, May 5,12, 26, June 2,9,16, 2015
Struggling to cope with a loved one with BPD?
Communicating and Coping Effectively
Support and How to Help
How to provide ongoing help How to recognize, avoid & prevent triggering escalations. How to decrease stressful interaction How to reinforce effective behaviors. How to repair estranged relationships. How to motivateparticipation in evidence based treatment. Become part of the solution, not part of the problem. Become a therapeutic parent or partner
A PARENT: It is heart warming and encouraging to know there are others in the trenches. The pain and courage in that room gave me strength andHELP IS ON THE WAY understanding and a new outlook on the future....... I now feel more capable of meeting the challenge. You all come from the heart, long buffeted by BPD hurricanes. It's up to me now. I must learn a new language
Individual TARA member $ 375 Non Tara Member $425
Couple TARA Member $ 725 Non TARA Member $795
To register, call 212-966-6514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TARA Weekend June 5-6-7, 2015
Family Survival Skills Workshop
June 5-6-7, July 17-18-19, August 21-22-23, 2015
"The lessons, memories, feelings, skills and hopes from this recent weekend are with me, I feel so much comfort and reduced isolation. When I hit a setback or snag, I visualize all of us sitting together in the circle,feel your support and that you are all rooting for me, for my for all of us."
Communicating and Coping Effectively How to provide ongoing help How to recognize, avoid & prevent triggering escalations. How to decrease stressful interaction How to reinforce effective behaviors. How to repair estranged relationships. How to motivateparticipation in evidence based treatment. How to become part of the solution, not part of the problem. How to become a therapeutic parent or partner
Improve Relationships & Fosters Empathic Communication
Mentalization is a new evidence based treatment for BPD that offers a different perspective on how people with BPD think. It focuses on understanding the misunderstandings that interfere with relationships,how people think and feel in the moment when they are relating each other. Mentalization increases understanding of your own and other people's minds,
Shameis an emotion that is generally misunderstood.
TARA is attempting to shine light on what the experience of shame feels like so as to motivate new research and foster compassion for those who experience shame as a core component of their sense of self.
Unfortunately, SHAME seems to be a painful emotion often experienced by people with BPD.
Shame: A negative and painful feeling in which the entire self is viewed as bad and/or worthless. Shame is a negative, painful, social emotion that can be seen as resulting from one's actions or feelings being compared to one's self-expectations or standards.
"I am bad." "I am a bad person."
If you have BPD, please help us by completing this survey evaluating your personal experience with Shame, Guilt, Embarrassment and Humiliation.
This TARA survey aims to collect data on and quantify your experiences in searching for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of your problems. It is only with data quanitfying your experiences that we can advocate effectively to demand action to improve diagnosis and availability of evidence-based treatment. TARA developed this survey in response to observations garnered from our helpline and family classes indicating that appropriate diagnosis and treatment is a major stumbling block towards getting help.
We at TARA appreciate your helping us to help you by taking the time to answer the questions in this survey. This is an anonymous survey that you can do from your own computer. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of experiences you have had with the system.
If you have had the experience of being misdiagnosed or receiving ineffective treatment for BPD, please help TARA to advocate for improvements in diagnosis and availability of BPD treatment. Thank you!
BPD TREATMENT & RESEARCH CRISIS
BPD is the stepchild of mental illness.
Evidence Based Treatment for BPD is not available for those who need it. Wait lists, extremely high treatment costs, insurance coverage generally declined, untrained professionals, misdiagnosis, mistreatment, stigma against the disorder and against the families, all add up to a TREATMENT CRISIS
Prevalence of BPD
Compared to Other Mental Illnesses
Funding for BPD
Compared to Other Mental Illnesses
BPD research does not receive
the funding its' prevalence merits.
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IT IS TIME FOR ACTION!
Bring this travesty of inadequate research funding and una
vailability of treatment
to the attention of your congressman, your senator, your State Mental Health Commissioner or anyone you think can help!
Let others know that BPD i
s both a neglected public health problem and a personal hell.
Volunteer to Help TARA
help all of us lost in the morass of neglected BPD