"Bipolar In Order provides the essential message that symptom reduction or elimination is far from the main goal of adaptation and intervention. Sure to challenge traditional thinking, this important work is integrative and wise."
- Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept of Psychology, UC Berkeley
"Bipolar IN Order explores the positive value of mania and depression, linking it to Eastern traditions of mental discipline, while at the same time appreciating the need for warranted medical diagnosis and treatment."
- S. Nassir Ghaemi MD MPH Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center
"Tom's message-and approach-is a welcome antidote to many, popular ideas about mental illness. He integrates sound, evidence-based tools (such as self-awareness, self-care, and medication) with an especially humane perspective. Too often, in having to accept their condition, people end up feeling pathologized-reduced from a full person to a label. But Tom looks beyond the diagnosis to help people embrace-and accept-the best parts of who they are, instead of reflexively dismissing their feelings and experiences as a simple manifestation of illness. I can't think of a more important ingredient to living with bipolar disorder-or any mental health difficulty."
- Craig Malkin, PhD, Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
"I was desperate for help and Bipolar IN Order delivered. I learned how to identify my feelings, the changes in my thinking during mood swings and my initial reactions to them. Realizing I had a choice in how to respond instead of just reacting was pivotal. This tool, combined with others, has morphed into a great practice for self examination in the IN Order stages. It is one of the components that taught me discipline and self-control throughout my journey to Bipolar IN Order. What I've learned will serve me well for the rest of my life. Life is finally good."
- Jeanette Chiapperino, Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
"Our son was diagnosed Bipolar when he was 19 and there have been multiple crises and episodes since then, including a suicide attempt. We lived a life surrounded by uncertainty. The medical care he was receiving offered little hope that any of us could lead fulfilling lives free of crisis and constant worry. It was painful to watch the struggle. In our desperate search for help, we found Bipolar IN Order. After our son completed the course, we have had a remarkable transformation in our family. We have had no crisis, no interventions, and we feel we finally have our son back. We have come from a life worrying about episodes and symptoms to watching our son fulfill his life in ways we never could have imagined before. This course has brought great peace and wholeness to our family."
- Jan and Susan Sauls, Lakeland, FL
"Tom is doing something no one else is really doing. He is turning a serious mental illness on its head and suggesting that by accepting rather than fighting the disorder, people with bipolar can identify and access their strengths and lead lives that are not only satisfying but productive beyond their wildest imaginings... Tom is ahead of the pack. He is staking out new territory and leading the way in showing people with brain-based disorders like bipolar that it is possible to live richly."
- Maureen Duffy Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, The Counseling Program, Barry University
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