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. …
I’m often asked why, as a practising GP, I would add Bibliotherapy to my practice. My usual reply is that I myself have found solace in reading during the most difficult periods of my life. And to be honest, it was literature that kept me sane during my medical studies. …
The Oz edition was a hit. Now explore this list of Standout World (Ex-Oz) 2021 picture books, compiled by early career and emerging creators.
On the launch of Charlotte Barkla’s picture book, FROM MY HEAD TO MY TOES, I SAY WHAT GOES (which I was delighted to emcee!), here is some background & books about consent.
As Lunar New Year celebrations come to a close, Nancy Tupper Ling, author of FOR EVERY LITTLE THING, joins us as a guest prescriber. She has five recommendations for books about gratitude. Thanks Nancy!
My kids can’t understand why I get so passionate about diversity and representation. When I try to explain to them that it’s a deeply personal matter for me, they grin and say, “But you’re barely Asian, Mum.” I try to explain that when I was little, I was super-Asian! Because Queensland was super-White.
In these trying times, we need short bursts of sunshine to lift our spirits. Picture books are just what the doctor ordered. Explore this list of the standout Australian titles of 2021, compiled by early career and emerging picture book creators.
“The pronunciation of my name is something that is always on the back of my mind… a moment of awkwardness where I brace myself, knowing the other person is probably uncomfortable having to say my name.”
Join me as keynote speaker at the online Bibliotherapy Symposium hosted by SCBWI Australia New Zealand (QLD).
This week I signed with literary agent, Amy Thrall Flynn of Rubin Pfeffer Content, who will represent my children’s books.
I like how librarians and members of the children’s literature community in the US participate in Mock Newbery debates. So I’ve decided to do my own for our own Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, also inspired by Margot Lindgren over on her blog, Momo. Earlier in the month I …
HYSTERIA came onto my radar in 2020 through a doctors’ group I’m a member of. Members recommended for health professionals and others interested in the lived experience of a person with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Serizures (PNES). I will also recommend it for patients and friends struggling with questions about illness we don’t yet have answers for.