Martin Duda

Light in the Night of the Soul

How Reading Helps in Case of Depression

Depression is a frequently recurring topic in literature. Unlike many scientists and medical practitioners, poets and writers have direct and holistic access to the shadow aspects of human experiences. Many works of world literature have a healing and therapeutic effect on readers with depressive moods. When reading, the thoughts that were previously running in circles calm down, become organised and clear. Positive feelings arise and we see the reality with different eyes, increasingly finding the way back to ourselves. With his selected texts and book tips, bibliotherapist Martin Duda offers support for self-help. He shows how reading can contribute to escaping the hopelessness of depression.

  • The first book on the topic of therapeutic reading in depression
  • For affected persons, relatives and therapists

ISBN: 978-3-8436-1059-9
Softcover with flaps
160 pages
Format 14 x 21 cm
EUR 16.00

The Author

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Martin Duda

Martin Duda, theologist, existential-analytic consultant and logotherapist, works at his own practice in Dortmund. He is also a lecturer in adult education. One of his main focal points is therapeutic reading in psychotherapy.