The Stronger Than BPD Journal: DBT Activities to Help Women Manage Emotions and Heal from Borderline Personality Disorder
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1684030617
ISBN 13: 978-1684030613
Your story is just beginning. In The Stronger than BPD Journal, influential BPD blogger, advocate, and peer educator Debbie Corso and psychotherapist Kathryn C. Holt offer guided writing activities to help you work through strong emotions, strengthen emotional resiliency, and build lasting relationships.
If you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), you may have trouble managing your intense emotions, navigating day-to-day life, and maintaining healthy relationships. You may also have trouble seeing yourself clearly beyond your diagnosis. But you should know that—while BPD is a part of your life’s story—BPD isn’t the whole story.
This unique journal offers gentle guided exercises based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you balance your emotions, take time for self-care and exploration, and put a stop to overly critical self-judgment. You’ll also learn to reduce stress, upsets, and triggers; gain resiliency; and improve communication with others.
Writing can be a vehicle for profound self-reflection, exploration, and healing. This guided journal will help you take control of your emotions, gain insight into your unique mind, and start living the life you deserve.
This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
—Amanda L. Smith, LCSW, author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner
—Tamra Sattler, PhD, MFT, therapist, researcher, and entrepreneur
About the Author
Through hard, consistent work using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), she no longer meets the criteria to be considered “borderline.” Her work as an intake coordinator and case manager at a nonprofit organization, working closely with children at risk for abuse and neglect, was the catalyst that propelled her to document and share her powerful journey through her blog, and hopeful and encouraging books on overcoming the oppressive symptoms of BPD. She currently cofacilitates worldwide DBT psychoeducational courses online at www.emotionallysensitive.com, and is author of Stronger Than BPD. Corso resides in Northern California.
Kiera Van Gelder, MFA, is an artist, educator, and writer diagnosed with BPD. An international speaker and advocate, she is featured in the documentary Back from the Edge: Living with and Recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder.