Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder, consists of workshops that can help you explore feelings, and build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times.
The title theme for the workshops was inspired by a poem written by Deborah Cooper.
Each workshop is unique as I use a different poem for each workshop, the carefully selected poem is used as a springboard for writing, reflection and conversations.
The workshops are for anyone who wants additional resources, in these unsettling times. It is for those who enjoy creativity, journalling, writing for personal or professional development.
No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required; you simply need to be willing to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley
Your perspective is influenced by your beliefs, successes and experiences. Writing is a powerful tool and can open the door to helping you achieve success in all areas of your life, whilst improving your wellbeing. What’s next for you?
During this 45 minute workshop, you will be guided through a selection of short writing activities followed by opportunities for discussion.
We will use carefully chosen prompts, poetry and self-reflective writing to spark conversation and uncover insights.
Booking By Eventbrite
7.00 pm - 7.45 p.m.
Poetry therapy can be summed up as the interactive use of literature and/or writing to promote growth and healing.
Learn how to introduce therapeutic writing into your work, to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
What will we cover?
This course offers insights into poetry therapy and therapeutic writing at an introductory level. The course will explore the use of poems and expressive writing as a tool for self-discovery, creativity and personal development.
Using our own experiences, we will reflect upon this process, and be introduced to some basic knowledge of poetry therapy.
Who is the course for?
This course will be of interest to writers of all kinds, medical and healthcare professionals, counsellors, therapists, social workers, librarians, academics, teachers, and service providers in a variety of health and therapeutic environments.
No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required.
3, 10, & 17 Mar 2024
10.30a.m - 4.30 p.m.
Thank you so much for putting on these workshops on poetry therapy. I'd never done any, or heard of it, before I joined your sessions. They have been absolutely invaluable for me. 🙂 They've helped me in my personal life, and fed my creative life, and even contributed in a great way to my professional life! I feel so lucky. I love your approach and facilitation, the materials, and the contributions from the group. Definitely one of the best things about Lock Down!