Life’s too short for bad books – but with a new book published every 30 seconds, it can be hard to know where to start.
That’s why The School of Life set up a bibliotherapy service: a service to guide you to life-changing, eye-opening but often elusive works of literature, both past and present, the books that truly have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire.
In a consultation with one of our bibliotherapists, you'll explore your relationship with books so far and your unique readerly identity will be sketched. You will be guided to books that can put their finger on feelings that you may often have had but perhaps never understood so clearly before; books that open new perspectives and re-enchant the world for you.
Too often, we are left to stumble upon good books by chance. This is a hugely original service that seeks to match you with the books you can properly love.
You can also buy Bibliotherapy gift vouchers here.
Our bibliotherapists specialise in works of fiction but also prescribe select works of philosophy, poetry and other creative non-fiction. They give one to one sessions, and run group sessions. They've appeared extensively in the UK and international press, and have spoken at festivals around the country.
They have recently published The Novel Cure: an A-Z of Literary Remedies (Canongate).
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire in advance of the session. You'll be given an instant prescription to take away. Your full prescription will follow within a couple of days.
For an insight into the role good writing can play in our lives, watch our short film, What is Literature For?
This service is part of our EQ Certificate Programme. For more information about how to enrol at The School of Life please click here