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Author Van Gelder, Kiera.

Title The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating / Kiera Van Gelder
Published Oakland, CA. : New Harbinger Publications, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Contents Love bird. Mentally ill, suicidal drug addict ; Girl, recycled ; The diagnosis that dares not speak its name ; Mindfulness and the Big Mac ; Saviors ; Full circle -- Last resort. Short-term solutions ; Dancing with demons ; Flying the coop ; Chalice of the hopeless ; Safety -- Shifts in light. Keys ; Leaving the dysregulation zone ; No blow jobs on the first date ; Empty room ; Learning to ride -- Emergence. First touch ; Exposure ; Being more than one thing ; Control and blame ; Crossing the mom divide ; The tipping point -- Transformation of suffering. Taking refuge ; Reversals ; Bad Buddhist ; Vajrayana ; The meat man ; Mirror of true nature
Summary The Buddha and the Borderline is a riveting, first-person account of one woman's struggle with borderline personality disorder (BPD)-a diagnosis some have called a psychiatric death sentence-and her eventual triumph over her symptoms through dialectical behavior therapy and Buddhist spirituality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246)
Credits Produced by the publisher
Held by CAPER-BC, Langara College
Subject Van Gelder, Kiera -- Mental health
Van Gelder, Kiera.
Borderline personality disorder -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Dialectical behavior therapy.
Meditation -- Therapeutic use.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
Dialectical behavior therapy.
Meditation -- Therapeutic use.
Mental health.
United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781572248250
Other Titles Buddha and the borderline