Well, @dmzoltwrites – that was a lovely story. I felt the struggle. I can sympathize with struggling not to wake Murphy d’Cat when I get up to pee at 2 a.m. and he’s draped over my legs atop the comforter.
Bibliotherapy is unbelievably powerful and is the cornerstone to “Feelin’ Good”, the book that brought cognitive behavioral therapy to the mainstream in the 90s. It’s a good (and hefty) read on the subject!
The article talks a lot about using fiction as a tool but it can work equally as well with non-fiction. I love reading texts on neurobiology and mental disorders!
I also really liked that the author was open about the times it didn’t work. My therapist has definitely recommended books to me that I didn’t sync up with and made for some awkward silences at our next session. :joy: