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Reading for wellbeing

The ancient Greeks posted signs above library doors informing readers that they were entering a healing place for the soul. At the end of the 19th century,Freud began using literature during psychoanalysis sessions and after the First World War, traumatised soldiers returning home from the front were often prescribed a course of reading. More recently, reading has been prescribed by psychologists, social and aged care workers and doctors as a mode of therapy.

Find out how and why reading books can be good for you. Join bibliotherapy advocate Susan McLaine as she explores the concept of using literature to help people deal with psychological, social and emotional problems. Gain an understanding of the types of books that are read and recommended in this thought provoking event.

Tuesday 14 November
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Rutherford Library

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Look Who's Talking 2017