Certified as a Health & Wellness Coach through Georgetown University, Jeff is also the author of two leading books about Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder: “Feeling Unreal, Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self " (2006) and “Stranger To My Self” (2010). He has discussed the topic of Depersonalization on dozens of radio and television programs and is the founder of the non-profit Initiative for Depersonalization Studies (IDS). He currently offers private consultations and life coaching via Zoom.
If you’re suffering from Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder you may feel lost and confused. You’ve probably visited psychiatrists and therapists and faced blank looks or prescriptions for medications designed to treat depression or bipolar disorders. You may feel the stigma of being a psychiatric patient—something you never dreamed you’d become. In desperation you may have purchased self-help programs or online “treatments” that have proven fruitless and left you financially drained.
As someone who has lived with DDD, studied it, and written about it for more than 30 years, I may be able to help.
Health and Wellness Coaching is nothing new. For decades, qualified coaches have helped people achieve their fitness and wellness goals with greater efficacy than doctor visits or therapy. Coaching can address anything from weight loss, to cardiac health to dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one or pet. Coaching provides neither formal “therapy” nor medical diagnoses. Nor does it address different mental states such as DDD directly. It is something unique unto itself involving intense and empathetic listening and questioning. But many of the tools can be useful as a means to address and overcome Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder.
No one can promise a cure for DDD. But knowledge and understanding of the condition goes a long way towards improvement and living the kind of life you want to live. So let’s talk. If you have some other health, fitness, or mental health goals, let's talk about that as well. For a limited time, I am offering a 15 minute introductory conversation free of charge via Zoom. Let’s get to know each other and look at the ways coaching and/or consultations can get you better.
Just send an email to JeffreyAbugel@gmail.com and we'll set up your 15-minute consultation.