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.
Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the medical director of 3East at McLean Hospital. He is an expert in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy and psychopharmacology.
Gillian Galen, PsyD, is an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is the program director and assistant director of training for the 3East Intensive Residential Program at McLean Hospital.
Laura Copland combines her classical training as an actor with her rigorous training as an attorney to approach each manuscript with intelligence, creativity, and honesty. She has appeared on Broadway and in regional theaters, as well as in myriad commercials.