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 email@example.com
BIBLIOTHERAPY SESSIONS AT OSHAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY!!
Running in May on the 14th, 21st and 28th! Check out OPL’s website for registration info!
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!