Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
At the request of her readers, popular Borderline Personality Disorder
(BPD) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Blogger, Debbie Corso (www.healingfrombpd.org), presents her first book: "Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy."
The book is a compilation of selections from the first 100+ blog posts from the author, along with never before published retrospective commentaries on each post from her new perspective at her second year through DBT. The work also includes a never before published autobiographical sketch of the author and her struggle with BPD, answers to questions submitted by her blog readers, an extensive section on DBT, a resource section, and more.
"I have had numerous requests to compile my posts in a concise format that would be handy for my readers. I've done that, but I've gone several steps beyond by going through each of my posts and offering insights that were not available to me at the time that I originally wrote them. I also reveal more personal details about my life, past, and walk with BPD and DBT that I have not included on the blog." - Debbie Corso
The authenticity, directness and clarity of the shared internal experiences in this book give life, meaning and understanding to clinical terms such as “splitting” and “translating DSM symptoms” to a complex and unique person. I share Debbie’s views that there is not one approach that works for everyone, and from a clinician’s perspective, having choices of approaches, strategies and resources in crafting an approach that works for the individual suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, is the essence of a favorable therapeutic outcome.
I believe the process of “therapy” is fundamentally a unique relationship where both parties acknowledge that the goal is to work towards finding greater patience, tolerance, compassion and reclaimed joy in life, and if the therapy works, all are enriched from the experience. I believe that reading this book would be helpful for both clinicians as well as those experiencing the emotional suffering of BPD.
~ Dr. Robert F. Fischer MD, Executive Director of OPI Living Programs, including the Roanne Program, a specialized BPD treatment program for young adults ages 17-28 who suffer from BPD or BPD traits and co-occurring conditions. Dr. Fischer is a practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with nearly 35 years of experience helping families. www.RoanneProgram.com
Debbie Corso’s journey with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is extremely inspiring for people struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, their relatives, and clinicians working with them. I’m extremely moved by her ability to genuinely describe moments of pain, hope, struggle, and furthermore, ongoing commitment to make a difference in her life on a daily basis. I fundamentally see that Corso’s book is a unique contribution that highlights how effective therapy treatments in combination with a personal commitment to embrace change can make a radical difference in a person’s life. Healing from Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out Of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a must read for all of us involved in behavioral change.
~ Patricia E. Zurita Ona, Psy.D.
East Bay Behavior Therapy Center
hopeless, especially after nearly a year of work-related incidents that caused so much distress that she went into a darker place than I have ever seen her in. She is 36 years old now, and only now discovered BPD and the likelihood that she has been struggling with this her whole life (along with bipolar). Your blog and your publishing in social media allow her to know that she is not alone, and that there is a path that can help make her life better, more manageable, and enjoyable. Additionally,
journey right alongside her on her path to recovery, and she in turn journeys with us. She not only shares her knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she gives us hope. ~ A.W., St. Louis, Missouri, USA Debbie, your blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages reassure me that I am not alone in my mental illness. I was so inspired by you that I attended and completed training at the Missouri Respect Institute, a program where graduates get to tell their personal stories and provide hope and help to
http://www.my-borderline-personality-disorder.com/2012/02/bpd-difficultywith-relationships-im.html My readers asked that a number of posts on relationship challenges be included in this book, and I’m sure you’ve seen that there is no shortage, including this next post. It used to be that I would meet someone at a bus stop, and if they even gave me the slightest indication that they were interested in me and what I had to say, I could have them caught up on the majority of my life story by the
thing to upset me. He said, "It's Ellen now. I wonder who it will be next." As the years have gone on, I admit I have a pattern of putting people on pedestals, and more often than not, pushing them down from them at some point. I have noticed, though, that since I've been in DBT, I am able to engage my Wise Mind more and to consider shades of grey. Just because I like a person, I realize, doesn't mean that she or he is perfect, won't make mistakes, and won't ever let me down. Also, when they do,
Saturday, even though I wasn't sure if I had the stamina, I agreed to walk eight miles. Although I was sore and my feet hurt a bit, overall, I did well. The weather was a bit cool, so it wasn't uncomfortable weather-wise. When we got to the four mile point, I saw a man and woman walking past us, and they had water bottles. All at once, I felt anxious. Here we were on an eight mile walk, and we hadn't brought any water. My boyfriend assured me that under the weather conditions, we would be fine.