Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Poetry Therapy

If you are interested in the healing power of words, then you may be interested in poetry therapy. The National Association for Poetry Therapy is a wonderful resource for information about poetry therapists and their work in a variety of health, therapeutic, and community settings. What is poetry therapy, exactly? Well, according to the NAPT "the term "poetry therapy" encompasses bibliotherapy (the interactive use of literature) and journal therapy (the use of life-based reflective writing) as well as therapeutic storytelling, the use of film in therapy, and other language-based healing modalities." The National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy trains and certifies people to work as poetry therapists.

Words that heal -- this is the power of language at its best.

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