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Bibliotherapy
At the December meeting we had the pleasure of having Dr. Zewlan Moor come and tell us all about Bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy is a form of therapy where a patient is given a selected reading list recommended by a professional that is relevant to the situation they are facing and is a tool to help them.I found this article on Bibliotherapy a great explanation of its history and its different forms www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/bibliotherapy. Interestingly, Bibliotherapy dates back as far as the Ancient Greeks

Dr. Zewlan Moor works as a general practitioner, but she also shares a love for children’s literature which she studied at university as well. She is combining her passions in both areas and is setting up her business, Byron Bibliotherapy.

After having an initial consultation with a patient, Dr. Moor will recommend a reading list of up to 10 books to her patients to be read over a year to help open them up about their current situation. At the end of the year, the patient can have a follow-up consultation if they choose.

Many members of Write Links encouraged Dr. Zewlan and saw the relevance of how books can help a person process what they are going through or relate to a character in a similar situation.

Literature and the Arts have a way of connecting with their audience and it is no wonder these different mediums are one way to help people heal.


Story by children’s author Rebecca Sheraton.

Comments

  • Karen Tyrrell
    September 12, 2018

    Hey Zewlan,
    Sorry to have missed your talk. I’m a mental health advocate.Two of my children’s books, endorsed by Kids Helpline are used by counselors and child psychologists. Bailey Beats the Blah for kids with anxiety and depression. STOP the Bully for bullied kids who need pro-active bully prevention skills.
    Cheers,
    Karen
    http://www.karentyrrell.com

    • Maria Parenti-Baldey
      September 12, 2018

      Great explanation Rebecca. You’ve clarified it well. I have a further understanding. Thank you.

    • Zewlan Moor
      September 12, 2018

      Thanks Karen, I’ll check them out!

  • Zewlan Moor
    September 12, 2018

    Thanks for the write-up Rebecca. It was great to meet you all. Website still in-progress but will launch by the end of the year!

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