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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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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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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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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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Good read

Well written book and I will continue to listen! l loved it! I'm even buying myself a copy.

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Clear and to the point summary of BPD, and instructions of various mindfulness exercises that seem relevant and helpful (have only started the practices). No fluff.

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Great book about DBT and mindfulness.

this book was very helpful to learn meditation skills to help with mental health issues.

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Excellent! Thanks

Excellent description and helpful strategies to improve your life and manage symptoms. Highly recommended for BPD
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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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  • Hayley Plant
  • 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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  • 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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  • Heloise 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