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The Buddha and the Borderline

My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating
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Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of 12 marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships - all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder 20 years later.

The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential listening for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.

©2010 Kiera Van Gelder (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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  • Bob
  • 31/10/2017

Clarity for a parent

As the parent of a 14 year old with BPD. Kiera gave me a clear picture of whats going on inside my daughter and the hope DBT therapy may help! As well its opened my eyes on how to listen in a different way. Fingers crossed for my daughter and for Kiera.

Thank you Kiera my heart is with you as well.

R's Dad

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  • Stittsville Shopper
  • 07/04/2017

useful book

So much useful information in the first three quarters of the book. The last bit goes way off track.

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  • Oli
  • 20/10/2019

Realistic

I have BPD and wow. The author seemed to have very low functioning BPD which I think really highlighted the internal struggle that people with this condition go through. At times, the story did move a bit slowly but I quite enjoyed the book and loved that the ending was optimistic but not unrealistic. Great memoir.

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  • Cecile B.
  • 25/07/2019

The best book on BPD i have read

A movie should be made out of this book. I love love love the book. The story is so well written with so much honesty and openness. The content and all the info shared in the book is ever so helpful. Really well done to you Kiera Van Gelder.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 13/02/2019

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Loved it! Saw myself in this book, and a unique opportunity for healing as well.

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  • Kate Hamer
  • 26/10/2018

thank you for this book!!!!

it only took me a few days to hear this book. very moving and inspiring. thank you so much Kiera!!!

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  • troyohna
  • 12/10/2018

Excellent introduction and extremely well written

Such raw honesty with vivid details to really connect with readers, this book is a gift.

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  • Margie
  • 04/10/2018

Borderline personality disorder exemplified!

Cudos to the author! Great story. Entertaining and educational. A MUST read for anyone effected with borderline personality disorder.

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  • Anne
  • 02/09/2018

I was diagnosed

I was hospitalized and diagnosed in the hospital. When I came out I saw this book online doing research for myself so I bought it softcover and followed along while listening on here. It helped me a lot coming to rearms with bit all. Thank you

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  • margaret
  • 22/07/2018

The Path to Order in Life

Lots of questions to start off. Through the book most were answered, all but the ones I need to ask myself. Is living with serenity and being translucent to myself worth it? My recommendation read this book. You’ll possibly learn what the read experienced and be able to identify your own answered to the issues you have or someone you know are dealing with.

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  • Alumnia
  • 04/07/2018

A must for every Bordie out there!

Bittersweet, comforting, sassy and very informative! I turned to this book several times after I got diagnosed and gave me great tips and explanations.

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  • 21/03/2019

Sehr lohnend für Betroffene und Begleitende

Es hat mir sehr geholfen! Die Erkrankung wird sehr nachvollziehbar und menschlich für den Hörer/Leser. Dafür 5 Sterne!