I think I found this book at the exact right time. Borderline personality disorder -- What is mindfulness? I cant wait to prescribe this book to my patients; indeed, I think it has already made me a better teacher! However, it also gave me hope to see that things can be changed to the positive. Both the concepts and examples equally serve the novice and the expert, making the book a must-have resource for everyone. I've found this book to be an essential companion to Marsha Linehan's Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, complimenting and expanding on the critical foundation of core mindfulness by helping us apply awareness and compassion to ourselves, our relationships, and the world we live in. There's a lot to keep track of, and a lot of confusing terms sometimes recycled from Buddhist practices. The authors show exactly how one can take a life filled with suicidal thoughts and self-destructive behaviors and change it by applying mindfulness skills to underlying dysregulation of emotions, thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and experiences of self.
I could see my loved one in many of the scenarios presented and the way the author uses mindfulness techn I won this book in a giveaway but if I had known about it I would have gladly paid full price for it. I am so happy to have found this and will use it as a reference during my growth. In addition, you'll learn how to deal with the inevitable negative self-talk, feelings of paranoia, and self-invalidation. The authors provide helpful instructions on how to set up a formal mindfulness practice as well as how to practice mindfulness in daily living. Aguirre and Galen have applied mindfulness to borderline personality disorder in a unique and precise way.
Axelrod, PhD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine Review This small gem of a book takes the reader on a quiet, but powerful journey of healing as the practice of mindfulness is systematically applied to the core problem areas of borderline personality disorder. Emotion dysregulation -- Interpersonal dysregulation -- Behavioral dysregulation -- Cognitive dysregulation -- Self-dysregulation -- The journey ahead. To do this day, this is the best self-help book I have ever read. I've found this book to be an essential companion to Marsha Linehan's Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, complimenting and expanding on the critical foundation of core mindfulness by helping us apply awareness and compassion to ourselves, our relationships, and the world we live in. Thank you so much for writing this book, Aguirre and Galen.
A patient who actively participates in their treatment will feel empowered and hopeful. This is a wonderful book! They do this through clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and excellent case examples. Speaking directly to the individual with borderline personality disorder, they offer accessible explanations and instructions for applying ancient mindfulness practices to current suffering, destructive urges, waves of emotional pain, and endangered relationships--all in the service of building a life worth living. On the contrary, mindfulness meditation encourages recognition of the wide palate of human emotions, but also keenly encourages one not to fixate on these temporary feelings. Psychotherapists and patients alike are drawn to its no-nonsense, skills-based methodology.
I want to expand upon this at a later date but have not got the time. Aguirre and Galen have successfully answered this question with an exceptional book full of concrete exercises and personal examples. The vignettes are true-to-life, the explanations of neuroscience and Buddhism are understandable, the prescribed practices are immediately useful, and the whole package is presented with a maximum of clarity, a minimum of jargon, and a tone of compassion. Both the concepts and examples equally serve the novice and the expert, making the book a must-have resource for everyone. Later in life, I shifted my focus and have gotten away from the mental health field. I highly recommend this book to individuals who feel trapped in a life of suffering. This informative and accessible guide includes a rich set of mindfulness exercises and short case studies to bring inner ease, resourcefulness, and freedom.
It also offers actual clinical skills to help patients develop mindfulness skills where it counts. The authors are effective, even ingenious, in showing how to use each of the six core mindfulness skills in dialectical behavior therapy to address each of the painful features of borderline personality disorder, which include feelings of emptiness, identity disturbances, episodes of dissociation and paranoia, and self-hatred. Ive upgraded to a 5 because I can see now better and more clear where I had come from. 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. It also offers actual clinical skills to help patients develop mindfulness skills where it counts. I am beyond words on how to explain the impact this book had on my life. Whether you experience borderline symptomology, have loved ones who struggle with this condition, or are a therapist seeking to enhance your skills, this book will provide you with invaluable support and inspiration.
So much that I went to school and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder. They teach us how to build the muscle of mindfulness in all areas of our lives, uniting mindfulness skills with practices of compassion, meditation, and self-reflection. This book does wonders for the mind. So I got this book ti bet This is a wonderful book, and not just if you have Borderline Personality Disorder.
And searching the Internet for accurate information can be treacherous, with some sites providing useful information and others giving dangerous advice and misinformation. This book explained it in ways that made it so easy to take on. Some highlights: when applying mindfulness skills to impulsivity the authors recommend resisting the urge to swallow for 90 seconds to 2 minutes while paying attention to one's thoughts and experience. However, it also gave me hope to see that things can be changed to the positive. Initially employing psychoanalytic approaches, McLean staff introduced cognitive-behavioral models during the 1990s, most notably dialectical behavior therapy developed by Marsha Linehan. Then I took on the task of researching the diagnosis and that was horrific. I have been on staff at McLean since 2000.