resource to help people help themselves, using “bibliotherapy” from the
recommended book list, and if one desires, assistance from volunteer
Bibliotherapy defined: Enhancing one's emotional or
mental health through the use of books focusing on psychology or philosophy.
Scientifically shown in many cases to be as effective as psychotherapy
or drug therapy, bibliotherapy can play an important role in your quest for a
happy and fulfilling life.
Combining bibliotherapy with coaching from a
volunteer from the helping professions can greatly enhance its power.
Bibliotherapy coaches are not counselors or mental health therapists, but people
from the health or teaching professions who volunteer to work with individuals
in implementing material from some of the best self-help books.