FAQs

Q: What is Book Therapy?

A: Book therapy or bibliotherapy is an age-old and time-tested method for using the power of reading to support better mental health and wellbeing, whilst remaining a cost-effective form of therapy.

This blog post provides more detail: The Concept of Book Therapy

Q: What is bibliotherapy?

A: Bibliotherapy, as explained above, uses the therapeutic power of storytelling to heal. The following blog post outlines a short history of bibliotherapy.

Q: How can Book Therapy help me?

A: Book Therapy can help you in a number of ways. What kind of issues can be treated with Book Therapy explores the ways in which Book Therapy can help. Self awareness, empathy and mental well-being are just some of the benefits that the therapy offers.  The Benefits of Book Therapy offers more insight.

Q: How does personalised reading work?

A: A personalised reading list is a curated book list based on your individual preferences and needs.

It can include fiction, non-fiction, poetry and philosophy depending on your preference; and can be classics or modern literature, children's books, best-sellers or little-known but powerful books, authored centuries or decades ago or hot-off-the-press, produced by a diverse set of writers and artists.

The books prescribed can serve as literary remedies for specific predicaments (for example, bereavement, friendship breakups, a ticking biological clock, fatherhood, redundancy, regret etc)  or they could be a travel prescription for a holiday read (take a peek at our book prescription for New York) or fulfill individual interests. 

You simply answer a few questions at the following link. I’ll email you a customised reading list of 7 - 10 book recommendations within 48 hours of purchase or your money back. 

It's one of the best investments you can make. The book prescriptions also serve as great gifts for book lovers and avid readers of all ages. Simply select ‘Gift Instantly’ above and a bespoke book prescription will be emailed to the gift recipient when it's ready.

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Q: I am looking for some short non-fiction to read, less than 15 minutes.

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