10 beneficial effects of book therapy (bibliotherapy)

10 beneficial effects of book therapy (bibliotherapy)

  1. Bibliotherapy, poetic therapy and the healing properties of poetry offer guaranteed success without the accompanying negative phenomena. Literary texts have transformational power. The humanistic spirit is alive today. Even today, there is unquestionable trust in the story and the meaning of the story for the individual and the community.
  2. Bibliotherapy or book therapy is an old discipline applied by many civilizations. The ancient Egyptians transcribed words using this art instead of medicine. The ancient Greeks saw tragedy (drama) as an opportunity to emotionally purify the community.
  3. Book and reading have always been collective and individual forms of healing. The power of the book in initiating the human spirit was recognized. Bibliotherapy has thus been part of the social ritual for millennia. That is why bibliotherapy is a special discipline.
  4. In the 19th century, book therapy began to develop independently. At that time, this type of therapy was an auxiliary discipline in psychotherapy. The medical treatments of the time in the treatment of mental illness were not sufficient for a final cure. He spent a series of programs. The bottom line is: healing can be triggered by the words of another person (shaped into the form of a song or story). The human spirit recognizes a song or story in those parts of the being that have remained healthy and alive (despite the trauma experienced).
  5. Bibliotherapy and poetry therapy are widely used among people of all ages. They are used to maintain and strengthen mental health and help solve various health problems.
  6. Bibliotherapeutic conversation reveals the individual meanings that each individual brings into communication with the text based on life and reading experience. The individual knows himself. He experiences the release of emotions with identification with characters or situations.
  7. The peculiarities of bibliotherapy are the therapeutic use of written and oral literature that connects previously known knowledge with new knowledge. New insights are gained with new experiences.
  8. Socializing with people is beneficial for each individual. Socializing with a book is also a great therapy for any individual.
  9. Each person should choose their own (biblio) therapy that they can create and use without interruption. Only then is success guaranteed without the accompanying negative phenomena.
  10. A well-known principle says: literature is a communication bridge that connects people in various ways. Let this premise be an introduction to the creation of independent or social librarianship.

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