What are the Therapeutic Benefits of Reading?

Recently a reader wrote in asking about the benefits of reading and specifically:

  • What are the benefits of reading?
  • What impact does it have on us, in terms of increasing our ability to empathise/heal from past trauma?
  • In what ways can it be therapeutic?

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Bibliotherapist, author, poet & founder of Book Therapy - therapy using the power of literature: https://www.booktherapy.io/ and www.bit.ly/bibliotherapycourse

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