Bibliotherapy means using
the reading of books as a way to heal yourself, gain insight, or
solve a problem. Although it is often associated with "self-help" books, any kind of book,
fiction or nonfiction, can be used. Bibliotherapy is a dynamic process, by which I mean
that you meet the author in the pages of the book, and, as you read, a dialog begins to take
place between the two of you. You interpret what you read in light of your own
experiences, and thus become a part of the book.
This kind of reading may bring unresolved feelings to the surface. Make sure you have
emotional support available to you when you undertake bibliotherapy.