Books, healing

Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy Mirror-posted from According to Hoyt this morning. Cedar Sanderson A meta-analysis of the utilization of, and reading recommendations for effective bibliotherapy in a non-clinical setting. Bibliotherapy is the use of reading to improve mental health, reduce anxiety, and increase ‘mindfulness.’ Firstly, what is mindfulness? Psychology Today defines it neatly. “Mindfulness is a state of… Read More Bibliotherapy

fiction, science fiction, writing

Warning Signs and Hope

Eric S Raymond nails a list of symptoms to look for as warnings signs that a book may be unreadable… 1. Evinces desire to be considered “serious artist”. 2. Idea content is absent or limited to politicized social criticism. 3. Heroism does not occur except as anti-heroic mockery. 4. All major characters are psychologically damaged.… Read More Warning Signs and Hope