The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: Understanding Your Emotions, Managing Your Moods, and Forming Healthy Relationships

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: Understanding Your Emotions, Managing Your Moods, and Forming Healthy Relationships

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Overview

When you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), your emotions are always very intense... Relationships with others are sources of suffering in your life... You may also make impulsive decisions that you later regret. Are you ready for help in improving your daily life?

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook provides you with a step-by-step therapeutic program that you can follow in the comfort of your home. You will learn the most effective, evidence-based strategies that will help you

• regulate your emotions;
• reduce your impulsivity;
• improve your relationships with others;
• create a positive environment in which to flourish

Interactive, informative elements appear on virtually every page of this engaging book. A matrix is used throughout to help you document your emotional state and behaviors associated with distressing feelings, situations, and relationships. Vignettes about a fictional character, Candace, appear in every chapter to illustrate both adaptive and maladaptive responses in various scenarios. The book also incorporates principles from acceptance and commitment therapy, and quotations and key points help reinforce the lessons.

Along with therapy, this book can help you overcome your everyday problems and live a life that has meaning for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421440323
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Déborah Ducasse, MD, is a doctor and psychiatrist-psychotherapist. Véronique Brand-Arpon, MA, is a doctor of health biology and a nurse-psychotherapist. Together, Ducasse and Brand-Arpon created a dedicated center specializing in borderline personality disorder at the University Hospital of Montpellier. Translator and book editor Alison Duncan earned her master of science in translation from New York University and her bachelor of arts in French and Francophone studies from Vassar College. She is the translator of Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects.

Table of Contents

Prologue
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1. Which Direction Do You Want to Go? What Do You Really Want to Do with Your Life?
Chapter 2. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?
Chapter 3. How Does Borderline Personality Disorder Develop?
Chapter 4. The Three States of Mind
Chapter 5. The Three "What" Skills for Practicing Mindfulness
Chapter 6. The Three "How" Skills for Living Mindfully
Chapter 7. Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Emotions
Chapter 8. The Feeling of Emptiness
Chapter 9. Effectively Regulating Emotions
Chapter 10. Knowing How to Analyze Emotions
Chapter 11. Becoming Less Hypersensitive to Emotions
Chapter 12. Distress: What Is It? How Do We Cope with It?
Chapter 13. Distress Tolerance Skills: Are They Really Beneficial?
Chapter 14. What Is Dissociation?
Chapter 15. Borderline Personality Disorder and Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 16. My Secure Relational Landscape
Chapter 17. My Insecure Relational Landscape
Chapter 18. Shame and Interpersonal Effectiveness
Chapter 19. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
Chapter 20. Acting Effectively in Difficult Interpersonal Situations
Chapter 21. Creating a Positive Interpersonal Environment around You
Chapter 22. Developing High-Quality Relationships
Your Journey Continues
Acknowledgments
Notes

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"Unique in its combination of approaches, this book, which is aimed at a sophisticated readership, will be most useful when it is used to complement psychotherapy."

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