Poetry therapy, sometimes called therapeutic writing or writing therapy are all intended to reflect the interactive use of literature and/ or writing to promote growth and healing.
Poems can be fantastic vehicles for change. They can offer valuable personal insights and help to increase resilience and self-confidence.
Our Writing Coffee and Conversation group, prior to lockdown, met at various locations in Central London. We used the venues to start us off and inspire our writing. At Tate Britain, we used paintings from 1600-1800's as a springboard for writing and conversation.
I am currently facilitating a series of online poetry therapy workshops that can help you to explore feelings, and build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times.
We use carefully selected poems as a springboard for writing, reflection and good conversation. For bookings and further information.
Following the murder of George Floyd and the additional challenges caused by the pandemic, the mental health of the Black community has been negatively affected with an increased number of people experiencing anxiety and depression. Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM) a CIC company decided to offer Free racial wellness workshops for Black British people.
The online group sessions take place over four weeks and is delivered by three leading therapists. I facilitate the final session.
My hope is to introduce this self-sustaining tool to all communities, including professionals and people who love writing, and journalling.
My work in schools involves, working with young people. I facilitate a writing for wellbeing programme that uses creative and self- reflective writing to help students develop their self-esteem, build confidence and to support their social and emotional needs.
I have worked with a local authority for over twelve years, to provide a poetry therapy service to survivors of complex trauma, domestic and sexual violence, and/ or people who had misused substances and experienced poor mental health.
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Poetry therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth. Learn how to introduce therapeutic writing into your work, to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
Thank you so much for your steady hand upon our shoulders throughout the year. I appreciate all your careful preparation and steering us through each session.
It has supported me and helped to stem the panic from disconnection from time to time. I can't believe I've written so much.
Everyone is so present and attentive and it's a privilege being with so many likeminded people.