My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me

My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me❮EPUB❯ ❃ My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me ✾ Author Amanda Green – Heartforum.co.uk Now available as paperback and kindle on If I told you I d been to twenty four Countries twenty one by the time I was twenty two , that I d worked in Japan for nine months, toured Australia for six mo Now available as paperback and kindle on If Self: My eBook ´ I told you I d been to twenty four Countries twenty one by the time I was twenty two , that I d worked in Japan for nine months, toured Australia for six months, enjoyed seven months in My Alien Epub / Thailand and met and campaigned for the Orangutan in Borneo, you might think that I was pretty luckyIf I told you I d worked in the hotel industry, for a sexual health department in a hospital and with prisoners in a drug cell block of a male Alien Self: My PDF/EPUB é prison, that I d worked as a recruitment consultant, in so many office jobs I ve lost count, as well as having my own company and multiple websites, at age thirty six, then you might think I ve had an interesting lifeBut if I added to that a mix of child rape, mental health problems, promiscuity, drug taking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, self harm, violence, mood swings, obsession, jealousy, loss of self worth, being raised by a mentally ill mother, bankruptcy, thyroid and gastro problems and public masturbation in school at age nine, then I am not sure what you d thinkBut this is me Amanda Green This is my life, my story my journey back to me from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder mental illness which manifested during my life and came out to it s peak in my thirtiesI was able to use my collection of mementos, photos, diaries, journals, letters, emails and text messages of my past to finally see who I had become, and importantly with a combination of therapy, medication and my writing, how I became that alien self and how I found the real meThe editor Debz Hobbs Wyatt adds This is the journey of a normal working class girl, trapped in a roller coaster world of disorder and excitement, love and joy, depression and anger and her fight against stigmaWhile My Alien Self would be inspiring for any sufferer, their families or medical teams in its honest insights into living with a mental illness, it also has universal appeal For who, at times, has not felt their life spin into chaos and wondered what is normal This story effectively and openly highlights just how fine the line is between what is normal, and what is mental illness And everyone who reads it will be able to relate to itContains explicit language and sexual scenes.

I am Amanda Green a self published multi Self: My eBook ´ genre author I ve written two memoirs mental health , a self help book for sufferers of anxiety and depression, and various short fiction including psychological thrillers, suspense and drama thought provoking, inspiring stories with the theme of My Alien Epub / overcoming adversities abuse, homelessness, mental health, relationships andI am a therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists member, and offer one to one counselling sessions specialising with anxiety issues , plus group and individual personalised Life Writing Workshops in Essex, EnglandAside from writing and social Alien Self: My PDF/EPUB é networking, I spend a lot of time with my pets a big, handsome cat called Titus, a pretty little cat called Millie and my tropical fish I strongly believe in pet animal therapy as being good for our mind, body and soul and I promote the fostering and adopting of animals as opposed to private breeding and purchase I detest animal cruelty, and spent years campaigning against palm oil use it s unsustainable growth is the reason the precious Orang utan is critically endangered in Sumatra and BorneoI have travelled on off across the world, taking in twenty five Countries living and working at times in Japan, Thailand and Australia and have enjoyed a very mixed bag of jobsI run three personal websites for which I write all copy and articles and provide all photography amandagreenauthoressexdepressionandanxietycounsellsandramdeanI have had my writing and photography work published in various magazines and local newspapers I enjoy the challenge of getting publishedI regularly post blogs about coping strategies, inspirational things to do, Borderline Personality disorder, depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety panic attacks, thyroid issues, eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia , alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse rape, Quetiapine Seroquel anti psychotics and Citalopram anti depressant , therapies such as Cognitive behavioural therapy and paranoia, dissociation and psychosis all of which I have experienced in one way or another either myself or those I know Also info on mental health charities, forums, campaigns, the stigma surrounding mental illness, some of my personal experiences, celebrities with mental health issues and mental health in the family.

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    My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me Epub Þ Alien a mix of child rape, mental health problems, promiscuity, drug taking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, self harm, violence, mood swings, obsession, jealousy, loss of self worth, being raised by a mentally ill mother, bankruptcy, thyroid and gastro problems and public masturbation in school at age nine, then I am not sure what you d thinkBut this is me Amanda Green This is my life, my story my journey back to me from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder mental illness which manifested during my life and came out to it s peak in my thirtiesI was able to use my collection of mementos, photos, diaries, journals, letters, emails and text messages of my past to finally see who I had become, and importantly with a combination of therapy, medication and my writing, how I became that alien self and how I found the real meThe editor Debz Hobbs Wyatt adds This is the journey of a normal working class girl, trapped in a roller coaster world of disorder and excitement, love and joy, depression and anger and her fight against stigmaWhile My Alien Self would be inspiring for any sufferer, their families or medical teams in its honest insights into living with a mental illness, it also has universal appeal For who, at times, has not felt their life spin into chaos and wondered what is normal This story effectively and openly highlights just how fine the line is between what is normal, and what is mental illness And everyone who reads it will be able to relate to itContains explicit language and sexual scenes."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 486 pages
  • My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me
  • Amanda Green
  • English
  • 22 June 2018

10 thoughts on “My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me

  1. Renny Barcelos says:

    I believe I ve never read a memoir before in my life I read biographies when I was young used to love them back then, but never memoirs.Nevertheless, the moment I read the description of My Alien Self, My Journey back to me , by Amanda Green, I wanted to read it.The journey described is intense, almost brutal at some points And yet there s tenderness in the way Amanda tells it all, no holding back after all, it s her life she s her own main character Reading fiction can be easy, even if I believe I ve never read a memoir before in my life I read biographies when I was young used to love them back then, but never memoirs.Nevertheless, the moment I read the description of My Alien Self, My Journey back to me , by Amanda Green, I wanted to read it.The journey described is intense, almost brutal at some points And yet there s tenderness in the way Amanda tells it all, no holding back after all, it s her life she s her own main character Reading fiction can be easy, even if the subject is difficult, because you have the comfort of knowing it all came from a creative mind here, however, it all really happened This is a tough story, but it s also about redemption and recovery It will make you change your pre conceptions about mental illness, and will certainly help so many people

  2. Simone Smith says:

    I downloaded this book to read, as I have family members who are suffering with Mental Illness and have also worked in the mental health sector and was intrigued to read about someone who not only for many years suffered with with this illness, but actually wrote a book about her life and what she went thought to overcome it.This story is a must read for people who have suffered mental illness or have a friend or family member going through this, or even if its just to understand and help with t I downloaded this book to read, as I have family members who are suffering with Mental Illness and have also worked in the mental health sector and was intrigued to read about someone who not only for many years suffered with with this illness, but actually wrote a book about her life and what she went thought to overcome it.This story is a must read for people who have suffered mental illness or have a friend or family member going through this, or even if its just to understand and help with the stigma attached to mental illness, or just want a really great read.I could not put this book down I admire Amanda for her honesty to her illness and are amazed by what she achieved in her life with her jobs and her traveling to numerous country s, while suffering from BPD, anxiety, OCD.What a amazing journey I was taking on through Amanda Greens life It s moving, exciting, sad, funny, endearing and inspiring Even if mental illness has not touched you or others in your life this is a brilliant read, and maybe it will just make you help or just understand someone who is going through this illness

  3. Amanda Green says:

    Ha ha, well I could so I did I like it a lot anyway and my editor did me proud with this very honest memoir of mine

  4. Samantha says:

    I felt that for me, My Alien Self did two important things it gave an honest portrayal of living with a mental illness thereby educating and demystifying it, and it gave hope and inspiration to those who may either be experiencing mental illness themselves or know someone who is.Amanda Green did a fantastic job of putting this book together trying to balance her personal experiences through narrative and journal entries, with theinformational educational aspects in the form of lists of sy I felt that for me, My Alien Self did two important things it gave an honest portrayal of living with a mental illness thereby educating and demystifying it, and it gave hope and inspiration to those who may either be experiencing mental illness themselves or know someone who is.Amanda Green did a fantastic job of putting this book together trying to balance her personal experiences through narrative and journal entries, with theinformational educational aspects in the form of lists of symptoms, CBT methods, etc Although sometimes it may have appeared disconnected, with her breaking the narrative to give lists of symptoms, or going to different topics or dates within her life, I think this added to the overall feel of the story and personally it enabled me to see things through Amanda s eyeseffectively, giving a real insight into how she was feeling I really enjoyed reading about Amanda s travels and like that this made me feel that at times I was reading a fictional novel having not really travelled myself very much, I found her writing and descriptions here fascinating She has certainly packed a lot in to her life and although the reasons for her impulsivity were due to her BPD, I am quite jealous of her bravery and adventurousness whereas I am afraid to leave my villageI am glad I came across this book, I hope many others also gain from reading it It s a story that everyone should read, whether it is personally relevant to them or not Because going through the experiences with Amanda is a journey that will enlighten you, inspire you, and leave you withknowledge about mental illness than when you started You never know who is silently suffering, it could be someone close to you that has not yet been able to be open about it by reading this book, others may be helped Well done Amanda, I will look forward to a sequel

  5. Rachael Phillips says:

    I read this book a few weeks ago and struggled to find the words to write a review Not because I didn t like it but because I wanted to do it justice I believe many will relate to a book like this either from personal experiences of mental health issues or of others they know The story highlights the stigma still attached to mental health issues which is so frustrating It demonstrates how hard it can be to ask for help and then to actually get help It shows this young woman s determination I read this book a few weeks ago and struggled to find the words to write a review Not because I didn t like it but because I wanted to do it justice I believe many will relate to a book like this either from personal experiences of mental health issues or of others they know The story highlights the stigma still attached to mental health issues which is so frustrating It demonstrates how hard it can be to ask for help and then to actually get help It shows this young woman s determination to get better and to find a way to identify and recover from her BPD and OCD among other things.Mental health issues have been misunderstood for so long and books like this one should help others to understand they are not alone and that help is there It is a very brave and compelling read written with sincerity and brutal honesty I believe Amanda has written it in her own voice and in her own style, which works well for her story and the lack of detail of certain areas, as other reviewers have referred, is not necessary as the focus is on Amanda, as it should be for this type of story.To lay yourself bare, warts and all, for all to read about is very brave and while there are aspects of the story that annoyed me I quickly realised that if I had written about my life then I would have those moments too It is so easy to judge and hopefully this book will help others to understand the sometimes irrational reactions and actions of those suffering from mental health issues It is not a choice to suffer from such illnesses and with help recovery can begin Well done on sharing your story Amanda

  6. Jasmine Bath says:

    While reading My Alien Self I often felt off kilter, as if what I was reading was going off in several different directions at once and then when I realized that Amanda Green was actually conveying her own inner turmoil, it helped me to truly understand what life can often be like for someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.Through all the confusion, chaos of dealing with her mother s own mental health issues as well as her own, Amanda is able to give a personal testimony that you cannot While reading My Alien Self I often felt off kilter, as if what I was reading was going off in several different directions at once and then when I realized that Amanda Green was actually conveying her own inner turmoil, it helped me to truly understand what life can often be like for someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.Through all the confusion, chaos of dealing with her mother s own mental health issues as well as her own, Amanda is able to give a personal testimony that you cannot gain from reading other books about BPD.Ms Green has done an amazing job of giving detailed, intimate descriptions of her thought processes while trying to keep it together in search of abalanced life, proving that people with mental health issues are not any different than people who are thought to be normal This book would benefit mental health professionals as well as family members of those who suffer with BPD as it offers an insight not found in many books

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I share some of Amanda s background as my mother had schizophrenia Bipolar disorder It started when I was 5 years old Feelings related by Amanda of her mother really hit home for me Some of these feelings I have felt myself, such as extreme fear of abandonment an over riding need to not be like her I felt like I was reading something that I could have written and or expressed myself I applaud Amanda for her strength in purpose and of will to overcome her own battle with BPD, anxiety, I share some of Amanda s background as my mother had schizophrenia Bipolar disorder It started when I was 5 years old Feelings related by Amanda of her mother really hit home for me Some of these feelings I have felt myself, such as extreme fear of abandonment an over riding need to not be like her I felt like I was reading something that I could have written and or expressed myself I applaud Amanda for her strength in purpose and of will to overcome her own battle with BPD, anxiety, OCD, and depression It mirrors my own determination to overcome my own battle with Depression and Anxiety This is a must read for anyone seeking to understand mental illness for themselves, a loved one, or for a friend

  8. Doreen says:

    It takes great courage for a writer to disclose the darkest, most embarrassing situations that have occurred in her life Is such a memoir simply an airing of dirty laundry, an act of grandiosity as some might think Or, is the disclosure a tool with therapeutic value for not just the author but,so, for others who must do daily battle with similar mental conditions and with the stigma that adds to their battle Several empowering words came into my mind and stayed with me during my read It takes great courage for a writer to disclose the darkest, most embarrassing situations that have occurred in her life Is such a memoir simply an airing of dirty laundry, an act of grandiosity as some might think Or, is the disclosure a tool with therapeutic value for not just the author but,so, for others who must do daily battle with similar mental conditions and with the stigma that adds to their battle Several empowering words came into my mind and stayed with me during my read of MY ALIEN SELF MY JOURNEY BACK TO ME Resilience, courage and hope Yes, Ms Greene made choices that took her further down into the depths of depression and despair Why those choices In her journal, Ms Greene wrote, If I kept moving, it couldn t get me Who or what is this it I wondered and then got an answer Was it an illness or was that just me Ms Greene asked herself It is very difficult to comprehend the depth of another s fears relative to their having a mental illness Schizophrenia does have a genetic component and the author s mother suffered from this disorder and from side effects of the various treatment modalities that were tried Whenever one parent is diagnosed with a debilitating disease or mental illness, children cannot help but be adversely affected Ms Greene runs from her pain, her fears She runs into the arms of damaged men, into the degradation of drug abuse, eating disorders and self mutilation She runs to other countries By age 22, Amanda had visited 24 countries excitement and change kept her from falling apart, at least for a while Despite the mental illness that she was trying to outrun, Amanda had tremendous career achievements She had successful careers in the hotel industry, beginning while living in Japan, and as a recruitment consultant, photographer and website designer, eventually starting her own company These successes affirm that Amanda Greene has amazing survival tools is incredibly resilient and courageous For no matter how deeply depressed she became, Amanda found a way to keep moving forward to continue to seek and utilize healthier coping strategies During my read of JOURNEY BACK TO ME, there were shades of joy that surfaced in her descriptions of the places to which she traveled the encounters that she had with others, and a special experience that she had with Orangutans.Amanda Greene offers her memoir as a tool for helping others come to terms with the mental illness symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD , Borderline Personality Disorder BPD and Depression The most important tool that is prevalent throughout JOURNEY BACK TO ME is an often drowned out yet constant companion, hope

  9. Soo says:

    I finished reading this book exactly one month ago I find it really difficult to review a book that is, essentially, the story of another persons life For this reason I have taken some time to try and strike a balance between the story and its presentation, which I truly hope I have managed to do.The story is a no holds barred, this is me, account of a life packed with extremes On many occasions I found myself actively disliking the writer When it first happened I took a cup of coffee into m I finished reading this book exactly one month ago I find it really difficult to review a book that is, essentially, the story of another persons life For this reason I have taken some time to try and strike a balance between the story and its presentation, which I truly hope I have managed to do.The story is a no holds barred, this is me, account of a life packed with extremes On many occasions I found myself actively disliking the writer When it first happened I took a cup of coffee into my garden and thought about what I was feeling I ve undergone Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and it s good to discover why we feel the way we do instead of just reacting My conclusion was that the author didn t like herself, at that point in her life, and I was feeling what she had felt.I am in awe of Amanda s courage in writing this book and there were many times when she could have been describing me For this reason I totally agree with Amanda s wanting to change the way mental illness is viewed and this leads to the presentation of the book.I have long held the belief that mental illness is simply the way an individual mind deals with the realities of life Society wants to file everything into neat little boxes, which in turn complicates things evenHowever, I really believe that any approach to this subject is better left to after the personal story.I actually skipped over parts that, to be brutally honest, felt a bit preachy to continue the story These parts of the book are, I feel, as important to Amanda as her personal journey and it would be a shame for them to be overlooked as they do contain an awful lot of really important information This, I believe, is where there needs to be some serious editing if only to separate the life that was from the life that is

  10. Michael says:

    This book is great I cannot recommend it highly enough Well written and brutally honest It s a moving, inspiring and exciting read from cover to cover This memoir is a must have read for all bpd suffers or people who want to try and understand the condition I couldn t put it down

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