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31 March 2010

Book Review: The Pocket Therapist by Therese J. Borchard

The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit
Author: Therese J. Borchard
Publisher: Central Street
Publication Date: April 15, 2010
Hardcover: 224 pages
ISBN: 9781599952994
Genre: Self-Help/Personal Growth


From the Publisher:

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.

My Review:

Therese Borchard has done it again! Her latest book, The Pocket Therapist is astonishingly brilliant, filled with insight, advise and wit as no one other than Borchard can deliver. The Pocket Therapist is an, as Borchard calls it, "emotional CliffsNotes" complied from her vast years as a patient. Each page delivers a reality check for whatever may ail the reader at the moment or merely leading the reader support. From facing fears, to being sincere Borchard leaves no stone unturned and makes certain she adds in her wonderful sense of humour along with advise and quite often personal stories. Borchard reminds the readers to listen to their bodies, be true to themselves, keep a journal, be happy, and learn to say no, to name just a few of her 144 pieces of support. Sometimes, the simplest things in life prove to be the most difficult to accomplish, which makes this book so handy to carry around. The Pocket Therapist is the perfect companion for anyone, for we all need a reality check or a reminder of how to cope through a situation, even if it as simple as being reminded to breathe.

About the Author:

Therese Borchard is the author of hit daily blog "Beyond Blue" on, one of the most popular columns on the site. Her blog appears weekly on The Huffington Post, and she is becoming a top go-to expert in pop psychology. Her work has recently been cited in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Her work has been featured in, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Redbook, Parenting, More and Ladies Home Journal. Borchard writes a syndicated column for the Catholic News Service and is a regular guest on Sirius Satellite Radio.
She is the author of I Love Being a Mom (a Target selection) and co-author of I Like Being Catholic. She resides in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two young children.

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You can also read her article, "Mental Health to Go!"

I received a complimentary copy of The Pocket Therapist by Therese J. Borchard from Hachette. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Aths said...

I like the sound of this book!

Muthering Heights said...

Thanks for the review!