Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy is an intervention that promotes connectedness and wellbeing through guided reading groups.  In addition to providing a social arena for the discussion of literature and poetry as it pertains to self-reflection, it can also assist individuals in addressing mental, physical, emotional, developmental or social challenges.

In the bibliotherapy model, reading selections are used to create topic-related group sessions that address specific life circumstances and promote hope and resilience through contemplation, conversation and discussion.  It is a model that works particularly well to reduce social isolation.

Each bibliotherapy group is facilitated by a trained  bibliotherapist/reading facilitator who selects relevant reading material to address the identified theme or topic of the group and guides open and illuminating post-reading discussions with participants.

Bibliotherapy can be offered at public libraries, community programs and educational institutions.

For more information on joining a bibliotherapy group or to discuss using the model in your agency please contact Jennine Agnew-Kata at jakata@lindr.on.ca

 

BIBLIOTHERAPY SESSIONS AT OSHAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY!!

Running in May on the 14th, 21st and 28th!  Check out OPL’s website for registration info!

http://oshlib.evanced.info/signup/list?kw=Bibliotherapy&df=list+&ds=2020%2f03%2f01&de=2020%2f05%2f31

 

UPCOMING BIBLIOTHERAPY SESSIONS IN AJAX, BOWMANVILLE and PICKERING!!

Clarington Public Library in April and May

Pickering Public Library in June

Ajax Public Library in September

Registration required – more details coming soon!