Gujanan- This is your page. We’ll use the comment feature below and that way we can see a timeline. This page is buried and backdated in thousands of posts. It will give us a place to follow your progress. We can move to email but so far my emails have not gotten to you.
Here’s where we’ll start.
Let’s start with a list of goals. Just send me your top 2-6 goals in life including the MBA, if you want a family etc.
And then you list five things for which you are grateful.
So do just the two first things first.
Later we will include how you handle when there are roadblocks to those goals. Or things that make them unobtainable.
We will also be setting expectations and redefining “failure” as “growing opportunities.” And integrating mindfulness strategies in the process. We will be looking for ones that you like to do.
We will lay out why we think this particular incident with your relationship plunged you into such darkness and talk about expectations for the future and how to build a network of support that doesn’t involve just one person. So this will be part of your safety plan which we will also be creating. (I will post here, too)
If you encounter an overwhelming urge to suicide, use one of the extreme measures such as lots of intense exercise or the cold water treatment. These don’t solve a long-term issue but they do re-circuit the brain. And they will keep things from getting worse and will alleviate the relentlessness of the suicidal thoughts.
Expect you will have relapses, things might get worse at times when in reality healing is happening, and open your heart to noticing and experiencing moments of joy.
So that’s where I think we will start and it might get rearranged based on your needs and personality.
Emergency Strategies and self care.