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The Resource The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating, Kiera Van Gelder

The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating, Kiera Van Gelder

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The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating
Title
The Buddha & the borderline
Title remainder
my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating
Statement of responsibility
Kiera Van Gelder
Title variation
Buddha and the borderline
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the author's chronicle of both the periods leading to her belated diagnosis and her recovery through therapy and Buddhist spirituality. Her first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships, all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. Her story is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. A haunting, intimate memoir, it chronicles both the devastating period that led to her eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Her story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live
Summary
A woman with borderline personality disorder, who tried to kill herself as early as age 12, relates her quest to turn her suffering into compassion by going to therapy, embracing Buddhist spirituality and forcing herself to get back out into the social world. Original
Biography type
autobiography
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361063
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DLC
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Van Gelder, Kiera
Dewey number
  • 616.85/852
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Van Gelder, Kiera
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Meditation
Target audience
adult
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my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, and online dating
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The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating, Kiera Van Gelder
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn419811994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9781572247109
Isbn Type
(paperbadk)
Lccn
2010011984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)419811994
Label
The Buddha & the borderline : my recovery from borderline personality disorder through dialectical behavior therapy, Buddhism, & online dating, Kiera Van Gelder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn419811994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9781572247109
Isbn Type
(paperbadk)
Lccn
2010011984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)419811994

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