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“You suck. You’re worthless. You won’t find someone to love you. Who would possibly accept you with this disgusting H thing? Who are you kidding? You should give up — right now!”
Let’s get one thing perfectly clear: I’m not the one saying all these nasty things to you right now. No, no, no — I couldn’t be that cruel even to my worst enemy! Based off of so many people I’ve talked with in our Herpes Opportunity forums, our Herpes Opportunity weekend workshop and private coaching clients, I have heard this kind of junk coming straight out of their own heads! And I assume that on some level that kind of smack-talking is going on in your head … right … now.
So what’s the answer to why you suck?
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A great, quick video to blow your mind about what is possible when you shift your mindset in a powerful way. The following is a short teaser. For the full 15-minute awesomeness, click here.
For all the need-to-know info on the next Herpes Opportunity Weekend Seminar, click here.
Guest author from our community: Katie S.
Life was going so perfectly. I was on my own for the first time; in a state far away from anything I’d ever known. I was making friends for the first time; the kind of friends who I’d been longing for my whole life. I got the job I had worked so hard for; the one I felt compelled to do so I could make the biggest difference for others. My life was everything I wanted it to be, and I had so much to look forward to.
During my “perfect” days of connecting with new friends and exploring my new amazing life; there was something happening in my body that did not feel so perfect. When the discomfort did not subside on its own, I decided to get checked out for what I thought was the worst UTI I’d ever experienced. When the Nurse Practitioner told me it was a herpes outbreak, I was in a state of complete shock. That same day, I found out that someone else got herpes from me. My shock quickly turned into complete devastation …
Coach Betty Live interviewed me about the Herpes Opportunity. We talk about a range of topics, including herpes shame, herpes facts and statistics and how the phone-based herpes opportunity support group can be so powerful and healing. Thanks for the interview, Betty!
[originally posted as “Herpes as Transformational Opportunity” on the Coach Training Institute’s (CTI) blog, the leading trainer of life coaches worldwide]
Herpes? An opportunity? Yeah, I get the confusion. How can those two things even be put in the same sentence? But getting herpes was a real life-changer for me. But in a different way than you might imagine …
I got herpes years ago. In short, I saw herpes as a dead end. I wanted to die. Herpes meant a lot of horrible things to me: It meant I was going to be unloved, rejected, alone. It was the physical manifestation of my worst fear: no one loved me. Name all those heavy emotions — I felt them all. Anger. Shame. Self-pity. Disgust. Despair. Loneliness. Hopelessness. And eventually … numbness. Underneath it all was the question, “Am I really worthy of love?” I was terrified of the answer; so I suppressed even asking myself the question. Denial was my key to not feeling. A self-fulfilling prophecy set in.
Fast forward many years … More >
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The New Man Podcast interviewed me about the Herpes Opportunity. We had a blast! The underlying question is: Why do we allow herpes to have so much power in our lives? What are we really afraid of? Thanks for the interview, Tripp!
Common questions about genital herpes:
- What are the symptoms of genital herpes?
- For some, a cluster of blisters forms on the genitals; others may never get any physical symptoms but could still put their sexual partners at risk of getting herpes. Some people claim to feel a “tingling” on the genitals before a herpes outbreak that signals that the virus is preparing to surface. Some feel a tingling in their calf, thigh, buttocks or lower back regions because the virus uses the nerve ganglia as its method of travel from the base of the spine (where it hibernates) to the skin (see herpes prodrome symptoms).
- How can I spread herpes?
- Herpes can only be spread when the contagious area comes into direct skin-to-skin contact with a mucous membrane or a break in the skin. In many instances, the location of the herpes outbreaks will stay in the same area time after time, so if that location is covered by a condom, the chances of spreading the virus are much less. However, some people’s herpes locations are in areas that a condom cannot cover.
- Can I spread herpes even when I’m not having a herpes outbreak?
- Physical signs of herpes don’t have to be present in order for to pass the virus to your partner. This is known as “viral shedding,” when the virus is silently active, which occurs 5-10% of the time. You can never know for sure when shedding is occurring, although some claim they get the same tingling sensations as though an outbreak were about to happen but never does.
- I’m not really sure if I have herpes. How can I know for sure?
- There is a definitive test called the IgG test that looks for antibodies in the blood that would be present to specifically combat the herpes virus. This test can tell you which type of herpes you have, whether HSV1 or HSV2 (either can show up on either the lips or genitals, but 1 prefers oral and 2 prefers genitals).
- I’m feeling really alone. What can I do?