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Poetry as Integrative Medicine Narrative Healing

For everyone; no writing experience needed.

The right words, in the right order, can be medicine. For millennia, humans have sung, chanted, and conveyed stories in verse to heal, make meaning, grow stronger, and prevail. In this program, Lisa Weinert and Holly Wren Spaulding offer a full-body, full-spirit approach to working with poetry. All are welcome, from readers and writers, to healers, caregivers, teachers, spiritual leaders, and anyone else wanting to integrate poetry into their personal or professional practice. WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
• A holistic approach to poetry
• Gentle yoga and meditation practices
• Improvisational writing exercises

Together, you read and discuss a selection of poems that illuminate the healing properties of poetry—from the way it can help bring order to chaos, enact transformation, or provide proof that others have survived, and so can you. You also explore gentle yoga and meditation practices alongside improvisational writing exercises to generate some of your own language, which may lead in the direction of a poem, letter, prayer, or vision. This is a writing program, so bring your pen and notebook and an open heart.

Program at a Glance

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Personal Growth


Lisa Weinert, RYT-200, is passionate about powerful voices and the potential for storytelling to heal and transform lives. She offers book coaching programs and online courses and teaches at Wesleyan University.

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Holly Wren Spaulding, an author and passionate teaching artist, is the founder of Poetry Forge, where she empowers writers to explore the fullness of their humanity through the practice of poetry.

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