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Title:
Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder : relieve your suffering using the core skill of dialectical behavior therapy
Author:
Aguirre, Blaise A., author.
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Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
viii, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"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 dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), a proven-effective treatment for BPD"--Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
Defining borderline personality disorder and mindfulness. Borderline personality disorder -- What is mindfulness? -- The brain biology of BPD and mindfulness -- The how and what of mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness -- The lived experience: mindfulness as the path to freedom from suffering. Emotion dysregulation -- Interpersonal dysregulation -- Behavioral dysregulation -- Cognitive dysregulation -- Self-dysregulation -- The journey ahead. Telling the story of your life.
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ISBN:
9781608825653
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Book

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This book offers a mindfulness-based approach to emotion regulation and the common symptoms associated with BPD.


Author Notes

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is medical director of 3East at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and widely recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents.
Gillian Galen, PsyD, is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, the assistant director of training and senior psychologist at 3East, and a registered yoga instructor.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Defining Borderline Personality Disorder and Mindfulness
1 Borderline Personality Disorderp. 9
2 What Is Mindfulness?p. 29
3 The Brain Biology of BPD and Mindfulnessp. 37
Part 2 The How and What of Mindfulness
4 The Practice of Mindfulnessp. 57
Part 3 The Lived Experience: Mindfulness as the Path to Freedom from Suffering
5 Emotion Dysregulationp. 99
6 Interpersonal Dysregulationp. 111
7 Behavioral Dysregulationp. 129
8 Cognitive Dysregulationp. 141
9 Self-Dysregulationp. 151
Part 4 The Journey Ahead
10 Telling the Story of Your Lifep. 177
Referencesp. 187