Believing in the power of poetry as healer, Poetic Medicine Facilitators create a space for each person to slow down, reflect on, learn from, and own their sacred stories. Our facilitators encourage participants to become more mindful, and able to notice, accept, and attend to their own thoughts and reality. They nurture an environment of non-judgmental kindness and curiosity so participants can learn new skills and cultivate their own gifts of writing and sharing poetry.
Students learn the basics of shifting and centering. They learn to notice their own thoughts and how to choose to respond rather than react to their thoughts. They learn the freedom of writing poetry as a tool for self-discovery and the joy of doing so in an atmosphere of openness, collaboration, and community.