Related Themes and Others' Versions of Bibliotherapy




Wikipedia pages category bibliotherapy


Pages in category "Bibliotherapy"

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Interesting interactive tools

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Creative writing teacher blogs about

 Reading for Writers

Online Book Review magazine

 In The Skin Of A Lion: The Perfect Book to Read in March - Bookkaholic

Since Bookkaholic has a nice ReadersAnonymous ring to it and may aid in finding new reading matter, check out this review on one of my favorite authors (search this site for Ondatjee) as representative.

Display Readers' Advisory

 New self help book list launches at Bandon Library | SouthernStar | News

But is it bibliotherapy?

Bibiotherapy does not have to involve books?

 On Bibliotherapy and Sabr | A Muslimah Writes about narrative induced self-reflection

School of Life bibliotherapy in action

 Live Bibliotherapy - YouTube

Another bibliotherapeutic reader reflects

 Adventures in Bibliotherapy and Book-covery | Beth Babbles About Books

Social Reading good news for bibliotherapy advocates

 'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Canada - CBC News


Google search for "first line generator"


Ibiblio digital resource - Google Search

Link to Kirklees bibliotherapy toolkit

Bibliotherapy and the Reading and You Scheme (RAYS)

Reading And You or RAYs bibliotherapy project in UK

Bibliotherapy in libraries– a literary prescription for health? | Suite101

Libraries warehouse solace for the soul

The medicinal power of literature: Books on prescription to be introduced - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent

School of Life continues to receive excellent press

Fiction prescription: why libraries make you happy

MRI supports reading the good stuff

A Prescription For Happiness – Bibliotherapy. | ofselfandshelf

Emotional engagement is critical


Bibliotherapy project

Bibliotherapy good to see that this is still underdevelopment. Unfortunately, once again, only children and YA  bibliotherapy resources. Still, gotta start somewhere...

Autobiographical memory & Reappraisal mechanism

Reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books | Mail Online

From London's now famous School of Life

How to stay sane | Brain Pickings
Bibliotherapeutic methods for mental stability...

Rede ~ a word spelled with meaning

What does rede mean? definition and meaning (Free English Language Dictionary)


Pinterest quote from new gadget

Creative Reading is Interactive

 Fast Company


TED Blog | The top 10 classic fears in literature

Dr. Sherry Reiter's bibliotherapy program in NYC

The Creative "Righting" Center

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression by Geri Giebel Chavis is part of a series library on therapeutic writing worth review. Nothing earth shatteringly original here but basic description of methodology and selection of poems she has selected for use in her bibliotherapeutic practice. Probably a good example of poetry therapy and how it is applied today.

Poetry Therapy advocacy

International Academy for Poetry Therapy

Save Libraries


Roland Barthes quotes from

 Roland Barthes Quotes (Author of Camera Lucida)

ALA's somewhat dismissive attitude to Bibliotherapy

 Bibliotherapy | American Libraries Magazine

Think psychology & art Peer2Peer University

 P2PU | What Philosophers Can Do For Artists | Full Description

Comics published month and year I was born

Mike's Amazing World of Comics

Neuroscience and consciousness

Our consciousness is the essence of who we perceive ourselves to be. It is the citadel for our senses, the melting pot of thoughts, the welcoming home for every emotion that pricks or placates us. For us, consciousness simply is the currency of life.

Book Arts

The Guardian's bibliotherapeutic take

A dose of prose: bibliotherapy | Books | The Observer

Some reports from people who have utilized the School of Life at 70 pounds (140$?) For a reading prescription. Really sounds like simple readers advisory as taught in basic library school MLIS programs. But, sadly, with all the budget cuts to libraries, there are few libraries that can employ professional level librarians with time to devote to such elegant pasttimes. They're far too busy writing grants and marketing the library to the masses in order to keep the doors open. So all in all, a valuable service.

Now if I could just talk them into bankrolling a chain here in Portland with me at the helm.


Possible pricing structure for developmental bibliotherapy group sessions

Fees for Art Classes | Academy of Creative Healing Arts

Links to creative healing arts organizations

Related Links | Academy of Creative Healing Arts

Ex.plore on LORE

Explore – Depressed? Anxious? Literate? Bibliotherapy, a new...

Lisa Rivero Is that all there is?

 What Does It All Mean? | Psychology Today
Rivero mainstreams bibliotherapy in a nutshell. Only complaint is, once again, references are to how this works to help children with no mention that same methodology applies to adults. Suggests adults have answers whereas existential questions tend to be lifelong explorations in multiplicity and evolving points of view. We can all benefit from "creative reading" regardless of age or level of maturity (since reading level seems to be more indicative of the latter than the former.)

One writer on bibliotherapy

 Lisa Rivero | Tag Archive | bibliotherapy

 Bibliotherapy as defined by a cognitive behaviourist.

Write with Images
Possible inspiration for left brain right brain networking.

Advice to o/c readers who wish to become o/c writers
I.e., Why not?

Quotes to Inspire Creative Thought

Questions toward self-actualization

Creative Writing Center training specs

Poetry psychotherapy in SF bay area

Frankenstein Bibliotherapy teaser
You must join to read full antiessay. Can be free if you contribute an antiessay of your own.

Bibliotherapy sleep study stats

Ranganathan, father of modern library systems

School of Life

Bibliotherapy Air Canada
Definition: A form of psychotherapy in which selected reading materials are used to assist a person in solving personal problems or for other therapeutic purposes.
“What’s missing from your life?”
I knew this question was coming. It was the second-to-last on the form I had been asked to fill out – just before “Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?” and after “What are your passions?” It was the reason I set up this appointment and travelled to London.
“I’m considering a career shift; I need some inspiration. And courage.” I cough.
The person asking me the Big Questions is Ella Berthoud, a sprightly woman sporting a jumper dress with oversize buttons, a flaming-red pixie haircut and shimmering tangerine and pea-green eyeshadow. She leans in. “Have you ever read The Year of the Hare?” she asks. “It’s about a Finnish journalist who takes a drive in the countryside, accidentally hits a hare and disappears into the woods to help it recover, leaving his former life behind for the call of the wild.”
Glancing at the alphabet-shaped cookies piped with neon-hued icing on the table and the black-and-white trompe l’oeil mural in the next room, I assure myself that I haven’t stumbled down some rabbit hole and into a cartoon wonderland. No, silly, I’m meeting a bibliotherapist.

Although bibliotherapy might sound like just another clever name for the self-help book section, the practice has existed since at least the end of the 18th century in Europe and the beginning of the 19th century in the U.S., where mental-health hospitals started setting up libraries in the 1840s as a means to treat patients. The American physician Benjamin Rush noted in 1812 that certain novels could cure melancholy – this at a time when it was commonly believed that sensationalist texts caused insanity. And British soldiers were prescribed fiction after WWII to help them recuperate from post-traumatic shock. The notion of the library as an intellectual pharmacy continues to flourish, but what if your symptoms are less serious than depression or anxiety? What if you’re just interested in, say, a new career path?
Enter the School of Life. The unassuming little shop in London’s Bloomsbury neighbourhood – the city’s literary heart and one-time stomping ground of Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens – tackles everyday philosophical quandaries with an eclectic curriculum, including everything from secular Sunday sermons to classes on “How to Fill the God-shaped Hole” and “How to Be Cool,” along with its popular bibliotherapy program.
Perched on my wooden chair, I’m not expecting a typical couch session – until Ella starts asking about my childhood. “Did your parents read a lot when you were young?” Yes. “Do you ever swap books with them now?” Rarely. Is this a late reading rebellion? Before I have time to invent past picture-book traumas, she moves onto relationships. “Do you and your partner ever read aloud to each other?” Apparently it’s a great way to spend time with your loved one while sneaking in a few chapters. Ella examines my questionnaire like a health chart before making notes along the margins. She scrawls something on a card – my instant prescription! – and tells me a full list will follow in a few days.
Heading south along Charing Cross Road, which seemingly slopes down toward Trafalgar Square from the sheer collective weight of its many bookshops, I duck into one of them in search of The Year of the Hare. The backwoods of Finland feel very far from London’s grand buildings and cobblestone grit. At the cash desk, the salesgirl peers over her black-rimmed glasses and says, almost cryptically, “This book is magnificent.” I buy a bookmark of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit to remind me where I am.
Later, as I settle onto a leather bench at the nearby National Portrait Gallery, a chorus of bronze busts reading over my shoulder, one character description pops out: “He hunted for his true identity in literature.” A book prescribed especially for you – that speaks directly to an existing condition – becomes a kind of map: Follow the narrative thread closely and chances are a few realizations will unravel. When The Year of the Hare’s protagonist exchanges all his worldly possessions for a simpler, more nomadic life, I find the idea of leaving the comforts of a nine-to-five existence less daunting and more thrilling. The story may be a fable, but it’s hatched a thought in my mind, easing it into the realm of possibility. How little you need to survive when you become your own guide, I think, flipping the book to an earmarked page. “Even a few days of freedom had sharpened his senses,” the text answers back.
On my way to fill the rest of my prescription – starting with Passionate Nomad, a biography of the fearless British explorer and travel writer Freya Stark – I cut through Chinatown along Gerrard Street, festooned with glowing red lanterns. The cover image of the hare peeking out from a tweed jacket is just visible above my own coat pocket. “Year of the Rabbit,” a man says approvingly. “Have you read it?” I ask. He shakes his head quizzically: “2011 is the year of the rabbit.”
Right. In other words, my fictional travel companions will stay with me long after my week in London ends, their journeys continuing to influence my own. They’re at the very centre of this “bookmark trip” – which, I recently learned, means to mark the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of another. Or am I just reading too much into things?

Bibliotherapy for romance readers
Fun and probaby cathartic. I have to admit, as a librarian, i have censored romance novels from our collection. But not because of the smut, because of the incredibly bad writing. I may have missed a trend toward improved calibre of authors who devote themselves to this genre. And, I have always thought that romance novels were women's porn. Good on the wymyn of Vaginal Fantasy for tackling the bodice ripper.

Resurgence Rules!
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