Bibliotherapy, a therapeutic approach that uses literature to support good mental health, is a versatile and cost-effective treatment option often adapted or used to supplement other types of therapy.
Proponents of the approach suggest mild to moderate symptoms of several mood-related conditions can be successfully treated with reading activities.
Both individual and group therapy may utilize this method, which is considered appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults.
Mental health professionals may encourage those in therapy and those who are waiting for therapy to read for guidance or self-help, developmental purposes, to learn about mental health concerns, and for the therapeutic benefits of imaginative literature.
Today is one of those times because it’s soon after the turn of the new year that I used to be making anniversary plans with my siblings. An odd entrance to marriage, but it was only Evert’s death 49 years later that would separate them. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. COURTSHIP WAS THE PROCESS BY WHICH individuals paired up — formed that all-important, exclusive, intimate relationship — and separated themselves off from others in constructing a new family unit.As it had in the previous century, the performance of courtship rituals and activities continued to occur within a communal context of peers and community-based activities.But in the nineteenth century parents and other community elders exercised considerably less direct influence over courtship and marriage choice, and young women and men exercised considerably more individual freedom.
When Jane Russell of Nantucket wrote her twin brother Roland in 1838 about her indecision over a prospect of marriage, she reported that she had "Friends to Advise me some one thing and some other but after all tell me too suit myself." Jane was anticipating the return of her whaleman-suitor from the Pacific: "they have been absent 39 months and probably will not stay many more," she thought.
She had also to prove that he was guilty of incest, bigamy or 'unnatural vice'.