Why did I listen to Pocket Therapy?
I found Pocket Therapy on Netgalley as an audiobook and I decides to request it for two reasons. The first was based in the fact that I have been trying to listen to listen to more audiobooks through Netgalley. The second was based on the subject matter. Anything to do with self help and healing have been on the top of my radar. With everything that has occurred over the past couple of years, I am always looking for books that will offer me plenty of support.
What’s the story here?
Pocket Therapy is an accessible way for people to possibly tackle the big and/or hard situations/questions using language that is easy to understand. Several therapeutic based terms are brought to attention and explained in a manner you could understand. The author, Sarah Crosby, is a licensed psychotherapist. After using the therapeutic based terms, she provided quick examples of a therapy practice that can be used to help readers reframe their life experience. The goal is to help readers tackle their “big questions” even if it is one step at a time.
How did I like Pocket Therapy?
Pocket Therapy is not a substitute for therapy but it is an accessible starting point. The author presents various ideas of self exploration and trauma psychology. You also learn and understand techniques which may help you with these ideas and/or trauma experiences. The author is obviously very knowledgeable regarding these topics and I found the way that she addressed these topics to be very soothing. She is open regarding some of her personal experiences and is continously cautioning the reader that if one becomes overwhelmed using any of these techniques, they should seek a professional therapist. The same is encouraged if any topics feel over whelming. I think this book is a good beginning for those who seek therapy or self healing but are not sure where to begin. It is also a good introduction to the types of things therapy may be able to help someone with.
How is the narration?
Pocket Therapy is narrated by author Saran Crosby. It is 6 hours and 33 minutes long and was listened to at 1.5 speed. I found the narration to be very peaceful. The author is based in Dublin, Ireland which means you get to listen to her soothing Irish voice. I’m not sure what it is about it but, it was so relaxing to listen to. As the author is narrating, you can also hear the honesty and passion in her voice that she has for her research. This research is a wonderful introduction to therapeutic concepts and is something that can be easily referenced. After all, it is supposed to fit in your pocket!
Rating: 3.5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
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