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Text Box:     Praise for Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen                                 89 customer reviews
     Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering 
     Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
      By Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD
       New Harbinger Publications , May 1, 2013 
      Editorial Reviews
   “Until relatively recently, there has been little to relieve the pronounced suffering of those living with borderline personality disorder. 
       In their lucid and deeply compassionate book, Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen explore how mindfulness―the essential strategy in 
       dialectical behavior therapy, developed by preeminent psychologist Marsha Linehan―can open the doors to genuine healing. This 
       informative and accessible guide includes a rich set of mindfulness exercises and short case studies to bring inner ease, resourcefulness, 
       and freedom. 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."
               ―Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge 
   “Finally, a practical guide for helping individuals improve their BPD symptoms by applying the core DBT skill of mindfulness. Aguirre and
     Galen have applied mindfulness to borderline personality disorder in a unique and precise way. This is a book many people suffering from 
     BPD can use to improve the quality of their lives."
                ―Michael Roy, LCSW, founder and executive director of Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder 

   “Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder is an indispensable book for anyone suffering from BPD. Packed with innovative 
     techniques and ancient wisdom, it answers the often-asked question, how can mindfulness help me with specific BPD symptoms? 
     Aguirre and Galen have successfully answered this question with an exceptional book full of concrete exercises and personal examples. 
     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. 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. My copy of Mindfulness for Borderline Personality 
     Disorder is already highlighted and dog-eared after only one reading, and I am certain this valuable book will be an enduring resource and 
     inspiration for all those on the path of BPD recovery.”
               ―Kiera Van Gelder, author of The Buddha and the Borderline 

   “Aguirre and Galen use their combined years of experience working with teens and young adults diagnosed with BPD to produce an excellent 
     book for consumers, family members, and professionals. They review various aspects of mindfulness and how it can help individuals 
     on how to set up a formal mindfulness practice as well as how to practice mindfulness in daily living. I commend the authors for taking 
     sophisticated content about mindfulness and borderline personality disorder and making it easy to understand and apply."
               ―Alec Miller, cofounder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan and professor of clinical psychiatry
                     and behavioral sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
   “Aguirre and Galen have provided an outstanding contribution to those practicing, learning, or teaching mindfulness. Both the concepts and
     examples equally serve the novice and the expert, making the book a must-have resource for everyone. Every personal, professional, and 
     public library should have this book on its shelf.”
               ―Perry D. Hoffman, PhD, president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

     About the Author

     Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is expert in child, adolescent, and adult 
     psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and psychopharmacology. He is the medical director of 3East at Harvard-
     affiliated McLean Hospital. 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. He is the author of Parenting Your Child with Autism; Biographies of 
     Disease: Depression; Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents; and Helping Your Troubled Teen. 

     Gillian Galen, PsyD, is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is the assistant director of training and senior 
     psychologist at 3East at the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital―a unique, residential DBT program for young women exhibiting self-
     endangering behaviors and borderline personality traits. She specializes in adolescent psychotherapy, including DBT. She has a particular 
     interest in using mindfulness and yoga in the treatment of BPD and other psychiatric illnesses. Galen has been a registered yoga instructor 
     since 2008.

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