Curative reading is a tool for adapting to change in challenging times. This series of eight weekly, one-hour gatherings brings inspiration and hope through reading fiction and building community. Curative readers learn to transform limiting attitudes and create a renewed belief in a positive future.
Some of the many benefits of reading fiction include reduced levels of stress, improved memory, enhanced attention span, greater ability to focus, and better sleep. Reading a novel slowly over a series of weeks and gathering for an hour a week in a curative reading community enables participants to view their own lives (challenges and all) through a backdoor lens where imagination and possibility are sparked.
This Curative Reading Fall Series will meet for eight weeks on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00pm, reading the novel The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Participants will read approximately 40 pages per week, answer written questions in advance of each meeting, and share insights and inspiration in weekly gatherings. The book and materials are included in the price of the series.
With questions regarding the class, please email Kelly Brooks.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Kelly Brooks has been convening groups for over twenty-five years with a special interest in therapeutics, group dynamics, and community building. She has a B.A. in psychology, and a background in hospitality and mind-body event planning. She has received formal training from Boston College, The University of Massachusetts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and The Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General Hospital. In 2014, symptoms of debilitating anxiety and severe digestive upset lead her to The Dean Center for Tick Born Illness at Spaulding Hospital where she received rehabilitation support for Lyme Disease. Being an ongoing member of Spaulding’s Community Book Group has become one of her best medicines. As she continues to manage symptoms of chronic illness, bringing curative reading into communities to help individuals rise beyond life’s challenges and illness with imagination and possibility is both her contribution and her cure.