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A Call to Empower Broken People
America's most respected life coach, Tami Green, brings us together as she raises the banner of hope for those overcoming painful life experiences.
Tami Green prefers to work with those going through exceptionally tough challenges for this reason: "those who have been broken, and have self-actualized through the process, have the most to give our society right now."
Her goal is to pull back the veil and allow people to be authentic about their everyday human condition. Through community, we can ask for help, talk about real problems, and find answers. Even more—when we take the journey together, we can find meaning and purpose that are born from painful events.
Unsupportive societal responses leave most feeling bewildered and alone when going through hard things in life. This isolation discourages people from finding the resources, treatment, and support needed to overcome, and can result in increased mental illness and even suicide.
However, it doesn't have to be so hard.
Here are a few statistics that drive home the urgent need for Green's call to action:
In October 2018, the World Health Organization issued a press release saying, "Mental disorders affect one in four people: Treatment available but not being used."
Five percent of adults (18 or older) experience a mental illness in any one year--equivalent to 43.8 million people.
Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.
In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.
In the US, suicide ranks as the fourth leading cause of death for people ages 35 to 54, and the second for 10- to 34-year-olds. It remains the 10th leading cause of death overall.
In 2004, Green testified before Members of Congress on what it felt like to have a mental illness. She risked misunderstanding and shun by society but was compelled to reduce the stigma surrounding what so many of us go through in life.
The result was the congressional resolution of May as "National Borderline Personality Awareness month." What happened next was unexpected: her authenticity led her to became America's most loved life coach.
Since then, she has worked with thousands struggling with significant life transitions, mental illness and addiction, and severe life losses.
In the Tami Green Community and through her social media appearances and conferences, she gives practical tips for healing and has built a community of support.
Green states, "It's crushing to think that so many are feeling hopeless and alone when there are resources out there. That is why I've made it my life's mission to get the word out there that there is hope."
In her community, Green wanted a place where there was 24 x 7 support, encouragement, and resources shared not by her, but members going through similar struggles. Her mission to the members is simple: "We are a community enlightened through pain & exhilarated by purpose."
Still, she is outspoken about sharing hands-on advice, and research-proven skills and practices for how to bounce back. She also offers encouragement and tools for family members, friends and co-workers supporting someone who is going through distress.
Tami Green has received powerful endorsements by experts from Harvard and Baylor University and past president of American Psychiatric Association. She received coaching certification form Oprah’s highly respected life coach, Dr. Martha Beck. She is a brilliant coach who has helped thousands to achieve an exhilarated life though her coaching, classes and conferences. To see more strategies visit her website at www.tamigreen.com and join her rapidly growing community at http://tami-green.mn.co/.
A SAMPLE OF WHERE TAMI HAS SPOKEN:
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National and State Conventions
Council on Drug and Alcohol
Members of Congress
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD), National and State Conferences
Healing Hearts of Houston
KEYNOTE TOPIC SAMPLES:
The Medicine of Love
A Call to Empower Broken People
How I Overcame Mental Illness
A call to empower broken people.
How to Increase Focus and Creativity and Reduce Stress
Beyond DBT: Create an Excellent Life
Thought Technology for Influencers
When to express vulnerability in the workplace.
How to overcome life challenges.
The Secret to Reducing Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Ruminating on problems can lead us to emotional and even physical difficulties. This three-step research-based process will help you identify your thoughts and replace them with more effective ones to increase happiness and problem-solving capabilities.
How to Make Being a Sensitive Person Work for You. Society rewards the fruits of sensitive people—the artists and empaths who inspire us and create beauty. But feeling everything so deeply can leave sensitive people feeling exhausted and mis-understood by others. Learn the balance between knowing your gift to the world and skillfully protecting and nurturing yourself.
How to Remain Certain During Major Life Transitions. Whether it was thrust on you or you chose it, when we enter a major life transition, the one thing you will certainly feel is completely uncertain. There is a push and pull in humans that on the one hand wants growth, success and achievement, and on the other hand, want things to stay the same. The only thing that you can control is your own path forward.
Meditation is Easier Than You Think. When you begin meditating, it’s normal that your thoughts will be running amuck in your brain. Meditation is a practice, steadily building your mind. Eventually, your brain will not only calm itself, but research shows that you will increase neuro-connections. Learn how to start simply and build up over time.
How to Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Believing in Yourself. We all make mistakes. Every one of us. Mistakes are tools to learn and grow, not to keep us stuck in self-loathing. Moreover, guilt is often misplaced, learned through social conditioning. Learn if you should feel guilty, what to do about it, and how to strengthen your own value system to stand up to societal expectations that are not reasonable.
Six signs you need a soul vacation. Is your soul weary? When you’re not connected with internal inspiration, nothing works the way it should, which feels like a sad little death. You can continue on this way and drop off the earth for three years to recover or listen to the signs that you need a soul vacation now. Tami discussed the six signs you need a soul vacation.
Turning Major Set Backs into Huge Leaps Forward. Everyone goes through major setbacks and life upheavals. You will learn the tools to recover, and the true role of problems—to lead us to something even better.
The One Question to Ask Yourself When You Feel Confused. Other’s expectations of us and our self-limiting beliefs are what cause us confusion. The answer to problems that stump us always lies within the one question, “what do I want?” The answer is the light that will illuminate your way through the darkness. Learn how to listen to yourself and find the answer you are seeking.
Tami Green, Creator
A COMMUNITY ENLIGHTENED THROUGH PAIN AND
EXHILARATED BY PURPOSE.
1. You have a way of framing hard subjects such as suicide and mental illness in a positive light. What’s that all about?
2. A big theme in your work is that from the place of pain we can find our biggest purpose in life. What do you mean by that?
3. What advice would you give to someone who is in the throes of suffering right now?
4. What are the three most important things we can do to help someone experiencing mental health issues or suicidal thoughts?
5. A big concern is how to communicate with a loved one who isn’t thinking clearly. What would you tell them?
6. We noticed a tattoo on your wrist. What is the significance of that?
7. You’ve often spoken about how it felt to be suicidal. How do you think hearing about others’ experiences is helpful to those who are considering suicide?
8. In 2004 you testified before Members of Congress on what it felt like to have a mental illness. Why did you risk your career to do that when stigma was still so high?
9. Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2017 CDC WISQARS). Why do you think that is and what can we do to reverse this trend?
10. The World Health Organization issued a press release last year that said mental disorders affect one in four people with the byline: “Treatment available but not being used.” Do you feel that treatment is available? And why isn’t it being used?