Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy June 19, 2015

Did you know that there is such a thing as bibliotherapy, in which counselors will prescribe a course of books to read as a way of working through emotional or mental problems?

Read about bibliotherapy–along with accounts of some fascinating research into the psychology and neurology of reading–in this article by Ceridwen Dovey: Can Reading Make You Happier? – The New Yorker.

Have any of you had any experience, formally or informally, with “bibliotherapy”?  Have any of you resolved a personal problem by means of reading?

I’m sure the Bible would be the ultimate example, but what other books did you find helpful in these ways?

HT:  Paul McCain


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