WRITING & POETRY THERAPY

What is Writing & Poetry Therapy? Intentional use of written and spoken word for healing and personal growth. Rich in imagery, emotion, and metaphor, poetry provides unique opportunities for self-discovery and is a catalyst for healing and self-integration. Therapeutic Poetry – Poetry, as therapy, is the use of written and spoken word for healing and personal growth. For more information about poetry as therapy & healing poetry, visit All Thing Healing online today!

What is Writing & Poetry Therapy?
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(Asst Editor: Tomasz Czepaitis) Life Coach, writer and artist, Susan de Wardt is a specialist in the use of transformative language, story and art to unleash full creative potentia...
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Susan de Wardt, CAPF, CJF
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by Cheryl Pallant

Poetry conveys magic and energy, illuminating the invisible workings of our heart, mind, body, and soul, an otherwise hidden landscape. Words have the ability to transform sadness to calm, confusion to clarity, an arid temperament to lush splendor. As a writer, professor, and writing coach, I've witnessed words catalyze insight, healing, and a crafted work...


Editor’s Note from Susan de Wardt: "The body has its own poetic language, its way of combining sounds, rhythms, images, sensation, and voice to create meaning." Learn how Cheryl Pallant combines two passions - writing and movement - to explore the language of the body through writing process.

 

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by Richard Gold

Writing poetry is a way to grow emotionally and intellectually, as language articulates and frames experience symbolically...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you can't think of a reason to write poetry, here is a list that will inspire you to pick up the pen and write!

 

 

 

 

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Editor's Note: A quick view of how we can reach into our wiser, deeper parts.

 

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by Naomi Shihab Nye

Turning the calendar page may put the old year behind but it also signals a new beginning. Tradition demands that we start the New Year by filling our calendars with resolutions; things like commitments to projects long ignored, renewed focus on personal change, new goals to be achieved. But what if we started the New Year Fresh?...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Here's a refreshing look at a new way to enter the New Year - no more resolutions, no more lists just a new awakening and clean movement into a new place in time. Writing prompts follow the poem. Enjoy!

 

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by Joanna Weston

Feeling stuck, dull, and uninspired? Let me introduce you to morning pages. Have you heard of them? Morning pages are the backbone of Julia Cameron’s suggestions in The Artist’s Way, a classic book on resparking your creativity. To practice them, you sit down in front of a blank notebook every morning and write three full pages of stream of consciousness...

 

Editor's Note: Joanna Weston shares how to take your morning pages to your computer, 750 words at a time.

 

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by Carolyn Koehnline, MA, LMHC

I’ve been interested in clutter since the late 1980s when I was in graduate school studying to be a psychotherapist. At the same time that I was learning to look at the world through psychological eyes I was also making my living with a small housecleaning business. That’s when I found out that all kinds of intelligent, interesting, creative people were overwhelmed with daily life and confused about what to keep and what to let go. I wasn’t alone...

 

Editor’s Note from Susan de Wardt: Here’s a practical article that speaks to a topic that confronts so many of us:  what to do with all the ‘stuff’ in our lives! Clutter Consultant Carolyn Koehnline uses writing techniques to clear the mind as you clear your space.


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by Danielle Ofri

Toxic sock syndrome. That’s the first thing we noticed when we entered the hospital room. For those gentle readers who are not familiar with such sensory assault, toxic sock syndrome is the clinical term for the rank odor that accompanies damp, fetid feet that have seen more street time than shower time...


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Doctor, Writer, Professor of Medicine - Danielle Ofri dispenses poetry to her patients and medical students to remind them that 'medicine (and life) consists of far more' than can be learned in school.

 

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by Lynn Zambrano

Identifying your best qualities is the first step in increasing your self-esteem and raising your vibrational energy. Looking into the mirror and seeing your true self without judgment gives you a foundation to grow from...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Great tips on how to use a journal to discover your authentic self.

 

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by Debra Smouse

I’ve never been much of diary writer. Until I was mid-way through high school, I would stop and start diaries and journals without consistency. Then in my junior year of high school, I had a teacher who insisted upon a daily writing practice. She would occasionally do a journal check that consisted of reading random pages, making a few comments, and returning the journals to us. While I was in her class, I began to fill spiral notebooks at an amazing pace...

 

Editor's Note: Debra Smouse shares the power of writing one day at a time, and it's cumulative impact on personal knowing and self-expression.

 

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by Asoka Selvarajah
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com

Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: You CAN write your way to higher-consciousness.

 

 

 

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by Deborah Morrow, MS

I always wanted to be a writer and during some of my drinking sprees, I would open that second bottle of wine, get out pen and paper and start writing what I thought were very important and life changing revelations. These writings seemed to be in the form of letters...


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Sound advice for writing through recovery from alcohol addiction by Debbie the Coach.

 

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by Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C

A cancer diagnosis brings overwhelming feelings, a multitude of appointments, a sense of managing a second job for which the pay is fatigue, possible hair loss and a tired debit card laden with co-pays. As an oncology social worker and journal group facilitator, my goal with survivors is often focused on finding an action plan grounded in self-care amidst this flurry of activity...

 

Editor´s Note from Susan de Wardt: Breast cancer does not discriminate by age. Journal Facilitator Jean Rowe, program director for Young Survivors Coalition in Atlanta Georgia, shares some important journaling tips and resources for cancer patients and survivors.

 

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The Summer Day

by Mary Oliver

This poem by Mary Oliver asks you to look more closely at the world around you. After reading this poem, notice how you pay attention to life. Do you know how to be idle?  What are the questions that tumble into your mind as you relax on a perfect summer day? Let Mary Oliver help you discover the answer...

 

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