curative reading

A New Form of Medicine Using The Power of Story and Connection to Promote Better Health For People and The Natural World

8-Week Summer Series Begins on Either:

Tuesday, July 13th, 1:00-2:15 pm or Thursday, July 15th, 7:00-8:15 pm*

Special Author's Session With Natalie Jenner in Week Eight!

* Option to join the other weekday series if you have to miss a scheduled Tuesday or Thursday  session.


Reading a selected piece of fiction in depth over time with others teaches the transformative power of the imagination, the therapeutic benefits of connection, and the science of how interconnected our health is to others and the natural world.


Up to twelve participants will read 30-40 pages per week and answer written questions in advance of 8-weekly virtual sessions (75 minutes). 

A Weekly Curative Reading Community creates connection and enhances health by:

  • Teaching the science and neurobiology of reading and creating healthy connections with others and the natural world for the brain, body and overall health.

  • Creating healthy connections, based on empathy, curiosity and respect, between Curative Readers in community 

  • Providing weekly Curative Reading Prescriptions to boost health from experts in the fields of medicine, science, literature, nature, and more, including links to the latest scientific research, articles, videos, and soundbites on health.

  • Offering Curative Reading Companion Health Texts to compliment fictional story teaching new and easily accessible ways to improve health.

  • Hosting guest appearances from authors, researchers, health practitioners, and experienced Curative Readers.


The Jane Austen Society  
by Natalie Jenner 



10% discount for returning
Curative Readers

Join The Readers Only List and follow the weekly reading syllabus and receive weekly questions and curative reading prescriptions


Option to join the final session

or any single week or more

 $25 per session 

Purchase the book at a 10% off with free shipping and a literary tea bag to sip a curative cup of tea while you read.  Support Curative Reader Kim Krug's independent bookstore when you order here.


Weekly sessions curated and guided by Catherine Brooks.


Click the yellow button below to sign up with PayPal, or send Venmo or check as follows: 


Venmo: @Catherine-Brooks-CR

Check Mailing: 

Catherine Brooks  

293 Beacon Street # 5

Boston, MA 02116

Contact Catherine for Curative Scholarships at