How do you deal with a mentally ill family member?

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Mental illnesses are more common than we think, and the sad thing about them is that they are still seen as a stigma. Our mental health is equally important as our physical health; however, most people, especially businesswomen and female entrepreneurs with mentally ill parents ignore their own mental health. When a parent is diagnosed with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, or OCD, the parent doesn’t suffer alone. Along with that parent, children suffer even more in various ways.


Why is mental health more important for businesswomen with mentally ill parents?

Running a business or launching a startup is itself an endeavor that demands your attention mentally, physically, and financially. It is already extremely difficult to navigate the challenges that come with being a businesswoman or a female entrepreneur. Having a mentally ill parent can further drain your mind and soul, which might prevent you from getting the success you want and living a happy and stress-free life.

 It is not uncommon or abnormal to feel frustrated, hurt, or embarrassed by a family member whose behaviors can be difficult to understand. Most people feel anger at the circumstances and even at the person with mental illness. It is even difficult to understand why a person with mental illness is behaving the way they do at a very young age.

 Sometimes, you might even feel like you have done something to cause your parent’s mental illness or latest episode. The truth is all these emotions are common and normal but you don’t have to suffer and struggle. You also deserve a happy and successful life and that is possible when you have the right guidance.


How does certified health coach training help businesswomen with mentally ill parents?

Getting certified health coach training can help you find the guidance you need to move forward in your life without guilt, shame, regret, or mental instability induced by the struggles that emerged while living with a mentally ill parent.

 You don’t need to wait until it is a crisis to find help. If you feel anxious, stressed, or even think that something is off with your mental peace and happiness, you should go ahead and try certified health coach training or life coaching.

 Join a reliable certified health coach training by Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller, which is especially focused on businesswomen and female entrepreneurs with mentally ill parents. This kind of training is perfect for those who have suffered from childhood traumas due to parental illness.

 During this training, you will learn to make peace with your past and transform yourself into a happy, positive, empowered, and authentic version of yourself.

 You will learn how to connect to yourself, set boundaries, manage your stress, and create a life that you want and dream to live. For businesswomen and female entrepreneurs with mentally ill parents, it is crucial to be mentally calm and happy as they have even more responsibilities and thus, need more energy and positivity to do better in all areas of life.

 If you think that you have been held back by the excruciating memories of your childhood due to parental illness, then certified mental health coach training is just right for you. Just feel free to reach out to me.



Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller is a Certified Facilitator of Horse Guided Empowerment®, Certified Mental Health Coach specializing in Inner Dynamics, Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation ICF, Master Life Coach, NLP Master, Certified Mindfulness Practitioner, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and falcon doctor.

She's passionate about helping businesswomen with childhood parental mental illness trauma by supporting them by "Making Peace With Your Past in 3 Months" online course with private coaching sessions and creating a new positive, empowered, resilient, and authentic YOU in three months.

Dr. Margit hosts a free biweekly mindfulness and meditation group called "Peaceful Mind Group" that is delivered virtually via zoom.

Dr. Margit believes that coaching with pets and horses opens the way to a new kind of empowerment and healing. Her award-winning and inspirational book Your Pet, Your Pill™: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life enchants, motivates, enlightens, and fascinates the readers with stories full of inspiration and positivity. 

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Dr. Margit's books

Your Pet, Your Pill®. 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life

Your Pet, Your Pill® Workbook. A Self-Discovery Guide About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life

Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine

Modern Veterinary Practice Management. A Systematic Approach to Creating and Operating a Successful Veterinary Practice