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If you are like many others living with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you know what it's like to be overwhelmed by intense and fluctuating emotions; to have difficulty with relationships; and to constantly struggle with troubling thoughts and behaviors. BPD can be especially difficult to treat, though there are ways to gain control over your symptoms and live a happier, healthier life.

Expanding on the core skill of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder will help you target and successfully manage many of the familiar symptoms of BPD. Here, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through specific exercises and will gain powerful insight through real-life stories from people who have BPD. If you are ready to take that first step on the path toward wellness, this book will be your guide.

©2013 Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen (P)2016 Tantor

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As a therapist, I have recommended this book to my clients. It gives hope to people w BPD for ways to practice to lessen/end their suffering. This book gives real life examples from real people w BPD and how these techniques have worked for them. This is not a "quick fix". It takes practice and determination. It describes the techniques in a clear understandable manner. These techniques build upon each other. If you listen/read this book all the way thru, don't become overwhelmed. Remember it is a process that takes time and practice. I would recommend reading it thru one time, then come back and go thru and practice taking each chapter/techniques one at a time. Practice it till you feel comfortable before moving to the next chapter.
I listened to this book read by Laura Copland on my 30 min drive to work in the morning. She does an excellent job. Her voice has good variable pitch and rhythm. She reads at a good rate; not too fast and not too slow. She expresses emotion when needed but does not over do it. I've listened to previews of other books I would like to hear while driving but the reader's voice was monotone or their voice was too exaggerated. Laura Copland's voice kept my attention, but I was focused on the content and not her voice.

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Helpful

Very practical, helpful information. Good for everyone not just those with BPD. I wish it had a different title as I'd like to recommend to others but worried that it may offend.

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Very interesting

I surprisingly enjoyed this. It combined elements of Buddhism to help those manage their Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Great Book!

This book helped me so much! I have battled BPD as long as I can remember. It uncovered and explained a lot about it. It gave great tools to live a great life inspite of this disorder.

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Packed with useful tools for managing BPD

Would you consider the audio edition of Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder to be better than the print version?

I've never read the print version, but I appreciate the audio version for when my mind is too riled up to focus on a printed book.

What did you like best about this story?

The authors provide several useful acronyms and exercises, which are particularly useful when trying to remember skills in an emotionally heated moment.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite exercise is ride the wave, which provides an acronym to remember the steps required to ground oneself when prone to dissociation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to take breaks to practice the exercises as I read about them.

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i loved this book.

i recommend this book to anyone struggling with BPD. its very helpful. it does give lots of info on BP and teaches how to use mindfulness.

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Essential for those who have BPD

Life changing. Everyone who even suspects BPD should read/hear this book. It's really essential.

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Compassionate and USEFUL

This is the first BPD resource I have come across where the authors truly seem to speak to the person with BPD and get how they feel. It also contains lots of information I personally found useful that is not typically found in other books, such as brain composition, that has helped me understand the biological reasons why I act the way I act. 10/10 would recommend.

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very helpful!

wonderful ways to help bpd stuffers, and helps you to understand your thoughts and feelings.

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The best book for BPD

There is so little info on what BPD is and the books out there don’t cover much. This book is the best for explaining what BPD is from every aspect and how mindfulness can be applied to heal. Thank you!!

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  • Livingdeadghoul.x
  • 05-01-17

Not for me

The book probably help different people but just wasn't for me. I tried all the meditation to help with your mental health but it just made mine worse. Hopefully this can help someone else out there though. If your interested in meditation and Buddhism then this is the book for you

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  • Anu
  • 01-10-18

Excellent book- Life changing for many

What did you like most about Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder?

As a Psychiatrist myself I would say that this is a book that I have read and recommended to many of my patients, and to great benefit. Well worth every penny. A must read for all mental health clinicians and life changing for those distressed by difficult emotions.

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  • MonkeyMagic
  • 09-18-20

Complete waffle

Got to chapter 4 and I am knowledgeable on the types of brain scan and layout of the brain nothing yet on mindfullness. I think the author wanted to demonstrate their intellect rather than help
People with BPD learn mindfullness.

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  • Eddie Ungless
  • 03-28-18

incredibly useful

this has been incredibly useful. it has helped me understand myself better. i have learnt so many useful tips and I would highly recommend this to anyone with bpd or low self worth

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  • tracy
  • 07-06-17

narrative

great insight.
I have used mindfulness in the past and it works. I just need to remind myself often.

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  • sewing bee1
  • 09-22-20

Brilliant book!

Loved it, very informative, very structured and easy to understand. brilliant! I highly recommend it!




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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-20

very Useful Mindfulness techniques

it walks you through mindfulness techniques step by step whilst giving examples of scenarios where you would need such techniques!

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  • ben
  • 03-13-20

Words of thanks. :)

Thank you. This book has given me hope. :) Highly recommend to those struggling through BPD, anxiety or depression.

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  • Robert
  • 01-09-20

Fantastic & Comprehensive

This book really details the borderline experience well, giving practical useful strategies for coping with this disorder.

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