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Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Offers a fresh approach to emotion regulation and the common symptoms associated with BPD. This book outlines mindfulness treatments that are based on the author's highly successful program at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, and are drawn from dialectical behavioral therapy (... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781608825653
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Published 1 May 2013
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Aguirre, Blaise
By Galen, Gillian, Psyd
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ISBN-13 9781608825653
ISBN-10 1608825655
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date 1 May 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Aguirre, Blaise
By Galen, Gillian, Psyd
Category Psychotherapy
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 293g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Borderline personality disorder - Treatment, PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General, SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders, PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 616.858520651
Catalogue Code 522664

Description of this Book

If you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), you know that the intensity of your emotions can be suffocating, and can lead to self destructive behavior and relationship difficulties. Fluctuating emotions, black and white thinking, and a tendency to self-harm can make BPD especially difficult to treat. As an answer to the lack of effective treatment available Dr. Marsha Linehan developed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a combination of Western cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Since its creation, DBT has proven extremely successful in the treatment of BPD. Written by Blaise Aguirre, a prominent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder offers a new, mindfulness-based approach to emotion regulation and the common symptoms associated with BPD. The mindfulness treatments outlined in this book are based on the author's highly successful program at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, and are drawn from DBT. If you are suffering from BPD, the practice of mindfulness can offer comfort, calm, and hope. This book will look at the ways in which mindfulness can be used to address the specific symptoms of BPD, teaching the basics of mindfulness, providing specific mindfulness exercises, application to the symptoms of BPD, and examples from patients as they have begun the path out of suffering using mindfulness. If you are ready to change your life and minimize your symptoms, this book is a powerful, evidence-based tool that can help.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Aguirre and Galen use their combined years of experience working with teens and young adults diagnosed with BPD to produce an excellent book for consumers, family members, and professionals. They review various aspects of mindfulness and how it can help individuals diagnosed with BPD reduce their suffering while increasing their capacity for pleasure and joy. The authors provide helpful instructions on how to set up a formal mindfulness practice as well as how to practice mindfulness in daily living. I commend the authors for taking sophisticated content about mindfulness and borderline personality disorder and making it easy to understand and apply. <br> --Alec Miller, cofounder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan and professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is expert in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychopharmacology. He is medical director of 3East at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean since 2000 and is widely recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He is the author of Parenting Your Child with Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice for Helping Your Family, Biographies of Disease: Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD, and Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today's Teens and Preteens.Gillian Galen, PsyD, is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is the assistant director of training and senior psychologist at 3East the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital-a unique, residential DBT program for young women exhibiting self-endangering behaviors and borderline personality traits. She specializes in adolescent psychotherapy, including DBT. She has a particular interest in using mindfulness and yoga in the treatment of BPD and other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Galen has been a registered yoga instructor since 2008.

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