Poetic Medicine Workshop, Friday,
October 26th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Cancelled
Poetic Medicine Workshop, Saturday, October 27th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
What is Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making About?
-excerpted from www.PoeticMedicine.com
John Foxs Poetic Medicine workshop provides a supportive and
safe place to express yourself within the container of a poem
allowing the essential elements distilled by your writing to be felt,
explored and integrated.
Approached as transformational process, and especially when shared
with others, poem-making is healing.
Poem-making is a tangible, creative act to reclaim and embody your
voice, feelings, truth, and the particulars of your world. The workshop
invites the fresh sensibility and playfulness we knew as children. It
honors your unique, adult voice that has ripened over the years. The
storms you have weathered, those times when you have thrived, the way
the world has moved you these deserve a place on the page.
Drawing from a splendid range of sources, you will experiment with
poetic tools of metaphor, sound, rhythm, imagery and symbol as remedies
to connect with your wholeness and live with greater heart. Poetic language
and speaking that language aloud can act like a revived capillary to
relieve numbness and return feeling to your life.
We will read poems by inspiring poets and explore writing exercises
that tune us to a variety of experience, including: the poetry of earth
and spirit, a life of feeling and relationship, the playfulness and
power of language, a sense of community, the blessing of common things.
We will explore how stillness and empathic listening deepen the act
Who Typically Attends the Workshop?
This course is for anyone interested in expressing their truth and
creativity. It is useful to anyone in the therapeutic, medical, spiritual,
holistic healing, and educational fields. It is valuable to community
leaders. If you are just beginning to explore writing or have been writing
for a long time, this work will encourage and refresh you.