Good News!

I’m happy to share with you that I’ve been accepted into a poetry therapy credentialing program with the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy 🎉 !

I will work with a mentor for about 4-5 years to plan therapeutic poetry sessions in non-clinical settings, like the community college and The Writing Shed.

Poetry therapy, to me, is mode of healing that holds space for us to express our feelings, to write our deepest thoughts, and to be guided by the poem. By that I mean, the poem guides us to look at our internal worlds or external life circumstances with fresh eyes, ideally with greater compassion and gentleness and understanding.

I applied for the credential because my own healing and growth has come as a result of the expressive arts, and I am a believer in its power to make us present to our own lives.

I will begin offering poetry sessions soon at The Writing Shed. Stay tuned 🔥. . .