Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Pocket Therapist Book Review + Giveaway (3 Winners)







 




The Pocket Therapist
An Emotional Survival Kit
by Therese Borchard
Hardcover
224 pages



I'm guessing that you are too broke or busy to go to therapy. Or maybe you do see a shrink, but it's never enough. You wish you had some emotional Cliffs Notes to carry with you in case something really bad happens... because you know it's coming... eventually.

Why keep dreading the unknown alone when The Pocket Therapist is here to help?




About The Pocket Therapist


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


I loved this book because it was a great reminder of some things I already know, but at times I forget to put those things to use in my everday life. I also learned some new tips that were great to learn!

This book was a great read and very easy to read! I started reading this book one late night and I couldn't put the book down. I got to page 85 that night without any interruptions. If I didn't need any sleep I would have kept reading and reading this book! This shows you that it's easy to read and it has so much great information that you won't want to stop reading this book!!

This book has 144 short sections in this book that have great tips in each one. They are short sections and most are only one page. Some of the sections in the book are titled:

Give back
Don't waste fourteen good days
Think short term
First forgive
Don't go to a hardware store for tomatoes
Keep a success log
Squeeze in some downtime
Find someone with bigger problems


This book is literally a pocket book like the name! Take it along with you while you are waiting at a doctor's office, waiting to pick kid's up from school, or etc. It's great because you can fit it into your purse to have it ready to read!

I definitely recommend this book to you!



WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE AUTHOR


 Visit ThereseBorchard.com
Read her blog at BeliefNet.com and at the HuffingtonPost.com
Or follow her @ThereseBorchard on Twitter
You can also read her article, "Mental Health to Go!"



BUY IT! Visit Hatchette Book Group to see where you can purchase this book from!





GIVEAWAY


Thanks to Hatchette Book Group, 3 lucky winners will receive a copy of The Pocket Therapist.




MANDATORY ENTRY


1. Tell me why you would love to read this book (1 entry)



**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**




BONUS ENTRIES

1. Follow @ThereseBorchard  on Twitter (1 entry)
2. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
3. Subscribe by reader located on my right sidebar (1 entry)
4. Become my Facebook Fan (1 entry)
5. Add me to your blogroll (2 entries)
6. Add my button to your blog (2 entries)
7. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
8. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
9. Donate to Walk For Lupus Now (10 entries)
10. Follow me on Twitter and tweet (You may do this daily)

You can copy and paste this link if you'd like

@natdey Win a copy of The Pocket Therapist (An Emotional Survival Kit) by @ThereseBorchard Ends 4/25 (3 Winners) http://bit.ly/9YZu2Z




Giveaway will end on 4/25/10 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. Winners have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen! I will also announce the winner on my blog!



Open to US and Canada


I received a book from Hatchette Group in order to do an honest review. All opinions are solely my own and others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compenstation for writing this review. Many thanks to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for letting me review and giveaway this great book!



I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my membership at The Product Review Place.







171 comments:

Ms. Cindy said...

I'd like to read this book to see if it'd help my stresses out! Thanks for the chance!

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Angelia said...

I'm in a constant struggle to improve myself. I work on my body and my mind on a daily basis and would love to have this book to help with that.

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ham1299 said...

I definitely want this book. I'd actually seen it somewhere (can't remember where) and thought it sounded interesting. Your review confirms that impression!

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Jennifer said...

I am interested in what the book says about certain events

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slb3334 said...

I am having a rough time and this would help.

Nikki said...

I would like to read this book because I need a therapist in my pocket:)

Puanani503 said...

A therapist for a pocket book sounds really nice right about now..I'd like to read this one:)

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Joan Elliott said...

I'd love to have this book to help me become a more relaxed and giving person, and then share the book with others after I've read it.
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Jessilyn82 said...

I'd love this because I don't have mental health insurance and could use some techniques to deal with stress-LOL!
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Anne J said...

I'd like to win this because my daughter has a problem with negative thinking and this book would be great for her.

trishden said...

Hello, I would love to read this book because as you say, I'm too broke and too busy to see a therapist. Also, I would love to read the section on Don't go to the hardware store for tomatoes. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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John & Christy Duncan said...

I would love to read this book because it could help me with my life of working and mothering along with being a wife and daughter.

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Elsie said...

This pocket therapist book is just what I ewas thinking about, to have a therapist in my pocket!!!

It would most definitely be helpful for me and my human realtionships, plus I just adopted 2 dogs from the APL, so please consider my request to win!

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Krystal said...

I would want to read this book because it seems like a really great read!

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snowluvnferret said...

I couild use this to help me maintain a work/life balance.

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it might help with my sometimes negative thinking
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Ashley said...

This seems like it would be good to read for everyday problems.

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PixMom said...

I'd like to read this book to learn some helpful tips and I love that they have short sections for an easy read! Thanks!

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Rhonda said...

I have a couple of issues where I hope this would give me some insight or tips .

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Heather! said...

I actually just read about this book somewhere, and thought it looked really good! I would love to have a copy not only to benefit from it myself, but also to have some good answer or illustrative story when my friends come crying to me with a problem. I seem to be the one people come to when they need a good ear and a shoulder, which is great, but I don't always have a good answer for them. Maybe *The Pocket Therapist* will! :D

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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I can be negative sometimes, so I would like to read this and work on that

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Meg said...

i'm hoping reading the book would bring some good life balance

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to read this to help feel more complete with everything, thanks!

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Tom said...

Who couldn't use a therapist on call at any time?

Krystal said...

I'd love to read this book to see some neat tricks and tips about emotional well being :)

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FDP 4 Life said...

live can be hard, this sounds like a good read

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Julie said...

I read her book about Beyond Blue which is awesome and was helpful to me. I feel this book would be too

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susan1215 said...

Sounds like an interesting book

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I like the idea of it being a kind of Cliff Notes reminder, a little pep talk so to speak.
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dddiva said...

Actually, the littlest diva who hopes to be a therapist, saw me come across your giveaway and said ooh mommy win me that- that's why I want it. ;)

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Atreau said...

I would love to win this to read when I'm stressed.

Heather said...

I would love this book, just to be able to read and understand this section: Don't go to a hardware store for tomatoes.

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lilyk said...

I would love to read this book because it sounds very interesting!

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Post Grad said...

My best friend would love this book, so I'd love to pass it on to her. She was a psych major and loves to self-diagnose, hehe.
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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I need my own therapist
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