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?
(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...
read more
Susan de Wardt, CAPF, CJF
We are currently seeking a Co-Editor and/or Assistant Editor for this section. For more information please contact Sherri Carter at sherricarter@allthingshealing.com

   View More Articles/Videos
   [1] 2 3   >> ... Last


Editor's Note from Sue Meyn: Stephen Levine is a spiritual teacher who has written many books, one among them being "Who Dies". He has worked with cancer patients and AIDS patients helping them to deal with the difficulties they face. As he will explain in this video he has written poetry for much of his life, though his work in teaching meditation and his other work pulled him away from it as his life focus.

I always appreciate "time" with Stephen because he speaks with such an authentic voice. I hope you will be inspired by his words.


Writing & Poetry Therapy


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Edward Hirsch provides succinct information on how to read a poem:  poetry needs you as a reader.  The meaning of a poem exists in the space between poet, poem, and reader. Readers bring their experience to the poem.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

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.


Writing & Poetry Therapy


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Here is beautiful testimony to the power of poetry to heal in any language.  This Ted Talk will be of special interest to our Spanish Speaking readers.  From Argentina, Cristina Domenech speaks about her work with poetry among the prisoners of San Martin.  The speech is in Spanish with English subtitles.  I invite you to listen and witness.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Már Cipriani

Tennessee Williams said, "I'm only really alive when I'm writing." Writing, like love and wisdom, is self perpetuating. That is to say, the more one loves, the more love one has to give; the more wisdom one culls, the more wisdom is available to that person. Likewise, the more one writes, the more prolific one becomes as a writer. The words, like the love and the wisdom, are more than limitless; they are self-perpetuating, which is a wonderful thing...


Editor's Note: A cure for the common Writers Block...


Writing & Poetry Therapy


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Writing by hand rather than electronic means has been proven over and over again to exercise the right side of the brain - that part of us that is creative, relational, imaginative and metaphoric.  Writer and Creativity Coach Cassie Premo leads her audience through a simple little writing exercise that will help us all be more present to what is happening around us.


Writing & Poetry Therapy



There are times when the hurt we feel is at a soul level. For those difficult times in our individual and collective lives, nothing seems to heal the soul like poetry. In this powerful lecture and performance captured live on DVD, Dale Biron explores exactly what kinds of poetry we need to keep in our poetic medicine cabinets...


Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Joanna Young

Journaling can reduce anxiety in children and provides a way for them to express themselves when the spoken word may not be sufficient (or safe). By learning to write their feelings and deepest thoughts on paper they are learning to tune into themselves...


Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Many of us remember our first journal, that special place that we could write down all of our feelings and wishes free from parents and teachers. Where we could spill out everything to crisp blank pages to our trusted confidante, our journal. Consider sharing the gift of journaling with another generation, your children, grandchildren or others; and encourage them to write and scribble to express themselves for fun and healing too.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Noreen Braman

The books occupy an entire file drawer, their cardboard covers and yellowed pages shut tight against dust and light. I rarely read them now, and yet, I cannot relegate them to storage in the basement or even move them across the room. I need them near me as I write; I need to hear their faded whispers, see their familiar shapes. They are not pleasant, these chronicles, and for years just their presence terrified me...


Editor's Note: Noreen Braman offers each of us the opportunity to turn to the light...just like a sunflower, through all of life's challenges.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Nikki Patrick

Jon York fought the Viet Cong with bullets. When he got back home to the United States, he faced a different kind of enemy, one that bullets couldn’t touch...


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Poetry and writing therapy are proving to be fundamental assets in the treatment of PTSD. Here's one VietNam veteran's story.


Writing & Poetry Therapy


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: In this clip, poet David Whyte speaks about his inspiration for the poem "The Journey" and its message of making space for new beginnings. Speaking his own poetry, the words become magical.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Susan de Wardt,

ATH Co-Editor of Writing and Poetry Therapy

From candy hearts to Hallmark cards, love is in the air this week. Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day by writing a love poem or letter?...




Writing & Poetry Therapy

   View More Articles/Videos
   [1] 2 3   >> ... Last

All title links for 


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...


Enter your email address to sign-up for our Newsletter.
Email Address
We value your privacy. We will never rent, sell, or otherwise use your email address for anything other than the services you specifically request. Period.
Editors Spotlight

Julie Lachman, ND J. Stewart Dixon
Visit Naturopathy Visit Meditation

Click here
to view all of our ATH editors.
select category:
find within:  miles
from  zip code.
by state
by country

List Your Practice/Org
for Free
Our Mission at ATH

We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body, spirit and the planet at large.
Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.

Spiritual & Healing Practices | Healthy Lifestyles | Community | Arts | Find Practitioners & Orgs | Forums
Our Store | Aldea Verde de Costa Rica | Submissions | Editors | Terms and Conditions | About Us / Contact Us


Disclaimer. Each category is under the supervision of dedicated editors who are passionate about their topic and believe that raising people's awareness is one way to make a difference in the world. You may or may not agree with all that is presented. Since respectful discourse is an excellent way to learn and grow, we welcome comments on articles and your participation on the Forums.

  © 2010-2017 Inspiring Change, LLC     REGISTER      LOGIN Web by MacDaddi | Developed by AWE