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Bibliotherapy with State Library Victoria offers respite from the anxiety of coronavirus times, via the healing power of great stories and poems. This episode features two readings: “Sonnet” by Simon Howard, published on his personal blog Walking in the Ceiling. “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley, published in A Book of Verses, 1888. Find more podcasts here.
Bibliotherapy is an old concept in library science. Bibliotherapy is derived from a combination of two Greek words, biblion (meaning book) and therapeia (meaning healing). Bibliotherapy is the use of books for therapeutic purposes and can be used to help you through a tough time.
To find articles on bibliotherapy, from the library website, select Databases, Subject terms and enter bibliotherapy
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