• Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • A Beginner’s Guide and Exercises for Using DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder to Achieve Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation
  • By: James P.H. Davis
  • Narrated by: Millie Green
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • 2.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn how dialectical behavior therapy can bring mindfulness to those suffering from borderline personality disorder.

Do you or someone you know suffer from borderline personality disorder? If you want to learn how to put together a mental emergency kit for when it gets a bit too much, keep reading... 

Mental health has been a touchy topic in the past, but now, more than ever, people are open to helping each other, and psychology has expanded what we know of personality disorders. 

Borderline disorder is a personality disorder characterized by impulsive behavior and instability of emotions, mood, identity, and interpersonal relationships. Sufferers experience emotional and affective instability, sudden attacks of anger, and intense episodes of anxiety and vulnerability in the perception of oneself and others. 

Mood swings and emotional outbursts occur mainly in interpersonal relationships. This personality disorder can wreak havoc on the life of the affected and their family, and it often requires serious therapeutic work. This book breaks down dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), a special form of CBT, specifically modified to work for borderline personality disorder. It relies on developing attentiveness, stress tolerance, self-worth, and better handling of emotions.

This audiobook gives a detailed view on: 

  • Borderline disorder, causes, risk factors, and triggers
  • Emergency list and self-help sheet for a borderliner
  • Information on DBT and how to understand and apply it
  • Self-harming behavior and how to develop self-value
  • Fifteen highly effective mindfulness exercises

If you or someone you know has suffered from this disorder, you know how difficult it can be to handle, especially in terms of interpersonal relationships and self-harming behavior. While borderliners benefit from therapy and should absolutely seek help, this audiobook can provide a very useful framework for understanding and helping yourself or your friends and family.

It contains exercises, tips, and instructions on how to bring balance and mindfulness into a life of a borderliner and can be crucial in managing day-to-day life. 

Would you like to use DBT to transform your life? Scroll up, click on the "buy now" button and get the audiobook.

©2020 James P.H. Davis (P)2020 James P.H. Davis

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Terrible Narrator.

I could not make it past the first 30 minutes because of the narrator. Her reading is so choppy it makes it hard to follow. I will purchase a hard copy of the book instead.

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This is absolutely the best one

If you are trying to learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy and theory this is an excellent text. It helps clear things up, gives perfect examples, and is very very easy to understand. the narration style is great for a fast to understand.

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Highly recommended

I recommend this audiobook to anyone seeking to change their reactions through cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s a good resource as it provides a workbook section that allows us to study and apply these processes and document the outcome.

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  • Chris Worfolk
  • 07-22-21

Low quality

The content seems to be unscientific and at points contradictory to Linehan's original texts on DBT. It just keeps saying "research has shown" rather than citing any research. The language is archaic and in desperate need of editing. Sentences are repeated over and over again.

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  • Caitlin
  • 06-16-21

Wish I bought the physical book instead...

The content of the book seemed good, but the narration ruined the experience for me.
Despite the fact that the narrator had a kind and soothing voice, I found myself so frequently distracted by the way she read (and misread) the words that I struggled greatly to find the patience to get through this audiobook, or absorb the information in it.

What bothered me about the narration (specifically):
1 - Words and names (including Freud and Socrates!) were CONSTANTLY mispronounced. The accent of the narrator sounded Canadian or American, but after hearing so many words mispronounced, I couldn't help but wonder if English was not her first language. Often times it was just a matter of emphasis being placed on incorrect syllables (or awkwardly placed on words, such as "it"), but sometimes she seemed to have added, subtracted, or jumbled the letters in a word so much that I would not have recognized the words if not for the context they were used in and my pre-existing familiarity with the topics and vocabulary. All this became increasingly agitating as time went on, the same way a disturbing noise can be when trying to focus on something.
2 - Punctuation was neglected. It was often difficult to tell where one sentence or point ended and another began, because the narrator seemed to overlook periods and commas a lot of the time, as well as reading (what seemed to be) headers/titles, and bullet points without pauses or other indicators of separation from the sentences that followed or preceded them... This lack of distinction created some very confusing, repetitive, and even downright nonsensical "sentences". There were also places where it seemed like the / symbol was probably used in the written version, but instead of acknowliging it with words like "or" or "slash", she simply strung the words together.
3 - Stumbling, jumbling, replacement, and repetition of words in sentences, and sometimes repetition of entire sentences and paragraphs.
I don't know whether there was some recording glitch, or if she was actually re-reading them, but in one of the first chapters I ended up having to skip over a portion because the same paragraph was being repeated over and over like a broken record. I also noticed this happening with several other sentences throughout the book (but they were not repeated as many times in a row, thankfully).
There were also many occasions where it seemed like the narrator was rushing through the sentences, and as a result, stumbled over words, seemed to skip or switch out some of the original words, and read parts of the sentence out of order (though that part was hard to be sure of, since so many paragraphs sounded like one long run-on sentence).

I really wish she (and whoever else is involved in the process) would have taken the time to go through and heavily edit/revise this recording, because as a "borderliner" who desperately wants to achieve the best possible quality of life (and dreams of someday becoming a psychologist who can help others like me), I was deeply interested in and excited to hear and use the information in this book... But the unbearable distraction of all the errors left me wishing I never purchased it, because they made listening & comprehending feel like a chore, and I got very little out of it aside from frustration :/

(This is only the 3rd book I've listened to on audible, but I didn't notice any issues with the first 2, so I assume this is not the norm)

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  • Robyn-Maree Penny-Paditz
  • 04-21-22

Reading is robot-like and triggering.

This book is read by someone who doesn't understand what they they are reading. Their pauses make it near impossible to understand. Disappointed that audible even released this. NOT FOR BPD or any psych sufferers