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There Are Words In Us | Tara Broderick

Flyer image reading: There Are Words In Us: A Healing Poetry Series for People with Parkinson's Disease and/or Their Care Partners with Tara Broderick, PPM This poetry series is comprised of eight 90-minute Zoom sessions that will meet twice a month from January 24-May 2, 2023. The overall goal of the series is for each participant to experience poem-making as a healing art. We will explore feelings about living with Parkinson's Disease by reading, writing and sharing poems in a safe and supportive environment. Each session explores an emotional component of coping and living with Parkinson's. The order of the sessions loosely tracks the phases of meaning-making following the diagnosis of a chronic and progressive disease. The premise is that discovering meaning enables us to better endure difficulties and find strength. Examples of  topics to be explored include: -A Just Anger and other emotions experienced upon learning we or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. -Gallop Into Crying about the grief over physical, cognitive, activity, relationship and other losses associated with Parkinson's. -When Despair Grows In Me when we are worried and anxious about our futures. -Cutting Loose from thoughts, feelings, relationships we need to let go. -Our Stories of Survival tap our inner strength and resilience. -Lifting the Sorrow by adopting fresh perspectives about thriving. -Building Community to support and inspire each other on our journeys. No prior experience with poetry is necessary. "Hope has put a pen in our hands for us to find our song." (from There Are Words In Us by Stephen Levine)

Zoom sessions will be on Tuesdays at 1:00pm EST on the following dates:

January 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, May 2.

Cost: There is no cost for this program due to the generous support of

The Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM). IPM offers tools and support to

heal body, mind and soul through the creative and therapeutic process of

hearing, speaking and writing poetry.

Registration: Advance registration is required as space is limited.

Register by emailing Tara Broderick at

Please register by January 21, 2023.

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