About Dr Zewlan Moor

Hello! I'm Zewlan Moor. Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy. I started Byron Bibliotherapy after feedback from patients who found it helpful when I recommended specific fiction works to them. This practice came out of my background as...Read more

What is bibliotherapy?

Bibliotherapy is simply helping people through books. Whether you are stuck, overwhelmed, transitioning, or suffering from grief, loneliness, worry, fear, bibliotherapy can help. We often see children turning to...Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is involved in a bibliotherapy session? A: During your 45 minute session with Dr Zewlan Moor, you'll talk about: What sort of books you like – and which ones you hate! What's going...Read more

Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy

Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy I first came across the term “Bibliotherapy” in a Psychiatry lecture at medical school. It was glossed over as one of the forms of “talking therapies” that included psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy. But I did file the idea away in my mind for the future. …

GO AWAY, WORRY MONSTER!: A children’s book about anxiety

It can be hard to find a picture book about anxiety that appeals to kids and isn’t too much like a self-help manual. Go Away, Worry Monster! is highly recommended for anyone dealing personally or professionally with anxious kids.

FOUND: An interrogative children’s picture book text about the Stolen Generation in Australia

A reader response review of FOUND, children’s picture book about Australia’s Stolen Generation, by award-winning author Bruce Pascoe and debut illustrator Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

Dealing with parental mental illness: THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling was one of my favourite books of 2019. It’s a Young Adult contemporary about Anna Chiu, a Chinese-Australian girl growing up in Ashfield, Sydney. She’s in Year 11 at school and trying to cope with average marks, her snarky scholarship-winning sister, Lily, and …

Why this book is not a Useless Object

‘I bought this yesterday and I think it’s totally useless.’ ‘Well, you did purchase a Useless Object…’ p 15 Can’t we all relate to Harvey? He has saved and scavenged coins from behind the couch cushions to buy the latest, greatest whatsit — only to find it’s useless. Consumerism & …