In this episode, you will learn about:
The differences between CPTSD and BPD
How a trauma-informed approach changes everything from diagnosis to how we treat people with similar symptoms and traumatic experiences based on a label.
We also cover..
the realities of stigma and labels, pathologization of trauma
Aspects of NARM (the NeuroAffective Relational ModelTM)
How to reframe pathologizing diagnosis of BPD from stigma to trauma and understanding
Why self-compassion might feel really hard for trauma survivors
How to set boundaries around your own lived experience on Instagram
Expertise in the field vs openness to always learning and curiosity
About Iris McAlpin: Iris McAlpin is a certified trauma coach and NARM® Practitioner specializing in self-sabotage, eating disorder recovery and complex trauma. After struggling with bulimia, C-PTSD and depression for over a decade, Iris became determined to understand what was fueling her self-destructive behaviors and troubling symptoms. This eventually led her to an in-depth study of trauma, which resulted in a radical personal transformation. She now helps people all over the world overcome similar struggles through trauma-informed education, group programs and individual coaching.
Find Iris at:
Quiet BPD, Very Well Mind article
Find Mimi at:
Main IG: @the.lovelybecoming
Podcast IG: @lovelybecomingpodcast
Disclaimer: Mimi and Iris do not have specific training in or claim to be experts in treating BPD. All thoughts expressed should not be considered a substitute for advice or an individual therapeutic relationship. The hope is to open up conversations for providers and individuals alike to consider how trauma may play a role in stigmatizing diagnoses and care, and to encourage you to keep thinking compassionately and curiously.