On the benefits of reading

Many of us may have had the experience of reading a novel or a poem which touches us in a particular way but can reading enhance our sense of well being?

In this interesting article by Sally Vickers, psychoanalyst, she describes how reading can touch parts of ourselves that were perhaps hidden and in doing so expand our sense of who we are.  She notes  “ we may discover in a book shadow aspects of ourselves we have failed to acknowledge or recognise”.

Read more about her thoughts here…https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/26/move-over-freud-literary-fiction-is-the-best-therapy