"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."
- Roger Miller
Bibliotherapy has three recognized stages:
1. Identification: when a reader associates themselves with the character or situation in the literary work.
2. Catharsis: when the reader shares many of the same thoughts and feelings of the characters in the literary work and experiences an emotional release.
"In the aftermath of September 11th, I witnessed the enormous benefits of these creative arts therapies in helping people to express their emotions, illustrating the meaningful gains through artistic process."
- Hilary Clinton