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Books as Medicine: Bibliotherapy

by H.R. Gordon

Can reading books cure what ails you? Perhaps not the flu or the common cold, but people have followed a “books as medicine” mantra for centuries using a technique called bibliotherapy. Dating back to ancient Greece, the practice has evolved for the modern age, helping children cope with strong emotions and learn empathy and allowing adults to explore their own inner worlds in a way that is as simple as reading a story. […]