Saturday, April 17, 2010 Posted by Dina N
Whenever Therese Borchard was weathering a personal storm, and help was nowhere to be found, her one guiding light was the question, "What would a therapist say?" The result was a sort of therapy scrapbook for rough days--a quick reference for anyone who needs a dose of encouragement, support and tried and true ways to cope.
The Pocket Therapist is a compact and accessible guide filled with techniques and advice to help combat everything from addictive behavior to negative thinking.
The Pocket Therapist is a tiny book that I read in a couple of hours. Then again, you could read each of the 144 mini chapters one at a time, and reflect on them for days. Therese J. Borchard has the benefit of hundreds of hours of therapy with professionals, she's read the books, walked the walk - all things I have not done. She masterfully combines what she learned in therapy with everyday wisdom and remarkable quotes by others. And while The Pocket Therapist is no substitute for professional help should you need it - nor was it intended to be one - the book provides a crash-course perspective on emotional survival. Therese has included all techniques and tricks she uses between her therapy sessions to build her sanity file. Now you can use it to make your own "emotional survival kit".
Hachette Book Group is generously giving away to my readers three (3) copies of The Pocket Therapist!
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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.