Date: January 23, 2018 12:00pm
Location: Library Student Lounge
Dr. Julie Sutherland is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at Cape Breton University and the International Ambassador for ReLit. She gave a lively talk about how bibliotherapy can be used to relieve, restore and reinvigorate the human mind, and promote mental wellness for a stronger, healthier community. She demonstrated how "slow reading" can have an effect on our mental wellness in a positive way.
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Dr. Julie Sutherland demonstrating bibliotherapy. Still from video by Madeline Yakimchuk.
The event was part of the series, Compassionate Communities or Living as if we Give a Damn, organized by The Sustainability Project and co-sponsored by New Dawn, the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, the Cooperative Study Club and CBU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library.
Search for some "bibliotherapy" resources in our psychology databases.