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Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder

Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Lu par : Laura Copland
Durée : 5 h et 49 min
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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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  • Carol & Mark Williams
  • 16/06/2017

Recommend

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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  • Brian
  • 30/07/2017

Very interesting

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

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  • Jeffrey B. Collins
  • 08/02/2017

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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  • 20/05/2017

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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  • GordonFreeman1960
  • 04/03/2017

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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  • Christle
  • 29/06/2018

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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  • Juniba
  • 31/05/2018

Recommend highly

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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  • Paula peckham
  • 17/03/2018

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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  • pjh
  • 20/01/2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04/06/2018

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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