Experiencing the reverberation of words within you as you read can bring about feelings of relief, wellbeing, pleasure, calm, comfort, ecstasy, even a sense of falling in love. «Bibliotherapy» is the conscious encounter with a literary text which opens itself up to transformative conversations that support you as you become the author of your own story.
My name is Mariana Casale. I was born in Buenos Aires in 1969 and currently live in Manchester, in the UK. A former languages lecturer, I now work as a Bibliotherapist and literary facilitator, trainer and independent researcher. I specialize in Narrative Bibliotherapy, Latin American, English and Comparative Literature and experimental fiction.
After graduating in English from INES Lenguas Vivas J. R. Fernández in Buenos Aires, I went on to obtain an MA in Literature, Culture and Modernity from Queen Mary, University of London. In 2010 I obtained my PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester with a thesis about Borges: The Making of Jorge Luis Borges as an Argentine Cultural Icon (published by MHRA in 2014). I trained in Narrative Practices at the Institute of Narrative Therapy in London, from which I continue to receive professional supervision.
Find your own story in the stories that you read: I offer you the best of my literary expertise and a Narrative therapeutic approach to generate transformative conversations around literary texts. Join me as together we build spaces for meaning-making in which you become the author of your own story.
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