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Bibliotherapy course
Fri 22 Sep 2023 to Fri 1 Dec 2023
Have you ever wondered about the link between reading and wellbeing? Then this course might be for you…. Taught by a qualified instructor (BA, MA, FHEA, with over 15 years of teaching within HE), the course runs every fortnight on Friday mornings from 22 September – 1 December 2023.

Bibliotherapy dates back to ancient times when libraries were seen as sacred places where answers and healing could be found. This course will explore reading as an active strategy to help oneself and others cope with life’s challenges so that we can flourish and thrive, looking at the wider and deeper ways in which fiction and non-fiction can 'find' people, emotionally and imaginatively, helping develop resilience, self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. Participants will be introduced to the neurological benefits of reading “for pleasure” and to a wellbeing model to help us curate our book choices and the dialogue around them to help maximise the wellbeing benefits of reading.

Dates: 22nd September – 1st December 2023 (every fortnight from 10.30am-12.30pm)
Location: In person, St Albans and London
Cost: £130 per course, which includes:

Qualified, experienced and evaluated Bibliotherapy instructor
Venue for classes in central St Albans
Instructor as guide to visits to The British Library and Piccadilly, in London
Reading materials, articles and online contact with the instructor throughout the course
A book group gift to each participant
10% discount at a designated bookstore to spend on a book of your choice

Not included:
Travel to, from and around London on excursions
Afternoon tea and cake at The Wolseley (optional)

Please email mailto:bibliotherapyforme@outlook.com for further information (including a week-by-week itinerary) and to register for the course and embark on a journey for your wellbeing.

Places are limited – first come, first served!

Additional Information:
Location:
In person, St Albans and London
Region(s):
London, South East England
Price:
£130 per course

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