Saturday, January 21, 2012
Book Review: The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life!
This book was written by Judith A. Belmont, MS who is a national speaker and corporate wellness trainer with over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and Lora Shor, MSW. Lora is a national health and wellness speaker, an international corporate work/life consultant to Fortune 500 companies and a therapist.
Instantly upon opening this book I was thrust into a world where at any moment I was behaving like one of three characters: The Swiss Wiz, The Swiss Cheese Fairy of Life, or the Negative Stinky Cheese. At first this whole notion while cute and fun, upon first glance seemed a little childish. I was concerned that some people might not take it seriously on account of such a playful analogy. It was my husband who shed light on this for me. He said that given the moods a person might be encountering while reaching out to a book like this, if it weren't written in such childish way a person might be too confused and flustered. As a result, they might find the average book with a similar theme of behavioral therapy a little overwhelming. I love him.
About 5 years ago we went to couples therapy, we had within 3 months of one another experienced the death of very dear family members. In my case, a grandfather who was a fatherly figure and huge musical influence in my life and in his case the passing of his father that resulted in us adopted his then 4 year old brother. Much of the topics that were covered in this book were golden tools that were taught by our therapist that really helped us through our difficulties. Both my husband and I recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves thinking stinky.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and based upon my experience with the book.