Monday, August 23, 2010
Review: The Pocket Therapist
Here's a new idea: Let's choose someone to write a self-help book who knows what she is talking about. Someone who is not a researcher. Someone who is not a psychiatrist. Someone who is not even a therapist.
How about picking someone who is crazy?!
Yes, the author of The Pocket Therapist, Therese J. Borchard, claims she wrote this book by drawing on notes she took from "more than twelve years (i.e., six hundred hours) of therapy" as well as "get-ahold-of-yourself tips...learned in the psych ward."
There you go.
What kind of ideas does this book offer? Borchard provides 144 ideas for sanity, most as simple as breathing. In fact, the very first idea is breathing.
I liked this book, but, to really assess its efficacy, perhaps we need a crazy reader as well. Any takers?
Full disclosure: I obtained this book from an online trade.