“The beautiful new book from Salon bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud … explores how reading mindfully enhances our lives and asks, if reading is our daily nourishment, how best should it be consumed?” – Damian Barr The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing. The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act. Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, teach empathy with others and give you your moral backbone. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote and expert insight, discover the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness. Learn: * How to use reading to develop your emotional intelligence * Different ways of reading * Reading like a child – without preconceptions and in exciting places * The benefits of reading with others * How to find yourself in a book – remembering what you have read If you like this, you might also be interested in Writers Creative Workbook, Mindful Thoughts for Walkers and Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing. . .