Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Pocket Therapist - Therese J. Borchard

I've had Therese Borchard's new book The Pocket Therapist for about 3 weeks now. It's not the kind of book you pick up and plow through, rather it's a thoughtful read, to be enjoyed a page at a time.

The behind the scene story on this book is compelling. Therese suffered (s) from depression and anxiety. The Pocket Therapist is a compilation of techniques and thoughts garnered from her own experiences, including hospitalizations, medication tribulations and sessions with different psychiatrists. Much of it was pulled from twelve years of journaling..

The result is a thought provoking collection of 142 short essays that will leave you feeling refreshed, encouraged and ready to face whatever has slowed you down. Interspersed with philosophy references and lots of personal experiences, this little volume is chock full of good advice and coping strategies that everyone could take advantage of.

Be quiet, take baby steps, begin again, befriend yourself and keep showing up are just a few of the headings. I'll be keeping this book in a handy place to just pick up and read at random. Lots of great food for thought!

Therese Borchard is the author of a very popular blog called Beyond Blue on and The Huffington Post. You can also follow Therese on Twitter.

Read an excerpt of The Pocket Therapist.


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a very personal journey for the author. I admire her for sharing what she's learned with everyone.

Marie said...

I like books that can be savoured in small bites. I have a few of them laying around and I pick one up when I need a little time for myself. This one sounds good.

Steven said...

I'm more of a fiction reader, but I do occasionally enjoy a book that can make you think and do some introspection. This sounds like a good one, thanks for sharing it.