Saturday, 9 February 2008

Books as Therapy

I just found this article mentioned on another website and I think its amazing.

The reading cure

It talks about how reading groups are being used to alleviate symptoms of depression , arthritis all manner of things. Its not just the social side of it but the books themselves, saying that its the immersion into the story.

It's great that the power of books is finally being recognised and being used to help people as a group. There is nothing like a book for taking you out of yourself and into a different world entirely. You can analysis behaviour of characters and in a sense be talking about yourself and your perception on the world without feeling exposed or vulnerable.

Roll on Books I say!

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