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. …

A Novel Prescription: Multi-passionate creative careers with Valerie Khoo

I am delighted to introduce our very first guest prescriber. Valerie Khoo is an author, journalist and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre. She is also a visual artist and you can find her original artwork and prints at ValerieKhoo.com. I’ve admired Valerie for a long time. She was editing my …

Sibling stories

  I saw on Twitter that Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly successful author of A Corner of White and The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (among others), was teasing her sister Liane, who is also an author. https://twitter.com/jaclynmoriarty/status/1040498583303118850 I laughed out loud at the fine balance between “hell no she’s …

A Novel Prescription – Compassion for pollies

Book suggestions for politicians – and the rest of us! For this month’s prescription I was inspired by the need for compassion in our politicians. Not so much compassion for them – although I know it’s not an easy job – but sometimes I look at what’s happening in our …

Author Talk – Oliver Phommavanh

Byron Bibliotherapy was very excited to sponsor an author event with Oliver Phommavanh last month, hosted by the Brunswick Heads Girl Guides and Scouts. He was a hilarious speaker, keeping the children enthralled, and the adults had tears of laughter too. I honestly laughed the most I had for ages …