Introduction to therapeutic writing
1-10 Keeley Street
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 well-being.
Research over the last 30 years has found links between writing, health and well-being.
This course is a practical and experiential course for people in the helping professions who are interested in introducing therapeutic writing or poetry therapy in their work.
Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, working with poetry and writing is powerful, and can facilitate clients to access emotions and feelings that they may have not been able to reach through other means.
Using our own experiences, we will reflect upon this process, and be introduced to some basic knowledge of poetry therapy which will support you and your clients through the process of self-discovery, creativity, healing and personal development.
This course will be of interest to writers of all kinds, medical and healthcare professionals, counsellors, therapists, social workers, librarians, academics, teachers, service providers in a variety of health and therapeutic environments.
Come along and experience the power of words.
For bookings and further information go to City Lit website.
About the host
Charmaine Pollard is a counsellor life coach and qualified poetry therapist.
She currently offers therapeutic writing groups in the community, libraries, therapy centres and at further education colleges.
She also developed and facilitates a weekly, writing for well-being programme in secondary schools entitled: Courage to Be Me for Schools.