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Stages of BPD recovery

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Hi, I was searching on the web for other teachers with BPD and I found one that was very passionate and read about some of her struggles. Lately I've been fading and it's scary. I found that someone on Quora had asked, "Can I be a primary school teacher with BPD?" Everyone except 2 people responded no with little facts and lots of generalization.

One of the 2 that did not say no, offered advice based on stages of recovery. I'm sharing this here in case anyone finds it helpful.

Stages of BPD recovery from goodtherapy.com:

  • Stage 1. The focus of this stage is stabilization. People in therapy may be dealing with things like suicidal thoughts, self-harm, or addiction. They often report feeling like they are at an all-time low point in their lives. Therapy is centered on safety and crisis intervention. The goal of this stage is to help people achieve some control over problematic behaviors.
  • Stage 2. In this stage, behaviors are more stable, but mental health issues may still be present. Emotional pain is typically brought to the surface. Traumatic experiences are safely explored. The goal of this stage is for people in treatment to experience their emotional pain instead of silencing or burying it.
  • Stage 3. This stage focuses on enhancing quality of life through maintenance of progress and reasonable goal-setting. The goal of this stage is to promote happiness and stability.
  • Stage 4. During this stage, therapists support people in advancing their lives to the next level. In therapy, people may improve upon learned skills or work toward spiritual fulfillment. The goal of this stage is to help people achieve and maintain an ongoing capacity for happiness and success.
Even when I'm at 3 or 4, there's always a part of me in 2. Right now I'm struggling for stage 2. I had been thinking of not returning to therapy, but I need help getting back up. I don't want to reach the end of something good. Hope this information is useful to someone.

Thank you to all of you for your support here. I appreciate you.💗
 
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