Poetry and Story Therapy

This book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories in turn, describing how to select appropriate works for discussion, and providing techniques for facilitating personally-relevent and growth-enhancing sessions.

Author: Geri Giebel Chavis

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857003119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Poetry and short stories can act as powerful springboards to growth, self-enhancement and healing. With the guidance of a skilled facilitator, participants can engage with their own creative expression, and with that of others, and in doing so find opportunities to voice their truth, affirm their strengths, and find new ways of coping with challenges. This book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories in turn, describing how to select appropriate works for discussion, and providing techniques for facilitating personally-relevent and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas and suggestions for personal writing activities that emerge from or intertwine with this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces using non-literary stimuli, such as music, photographs, paintings, objects, and physical movement. A useful appendix contains titles of individual poems, stories, and literary anthologies that the author has found particularly beneficial in her work, as well as useful further resources and contact details for readers who would like to train to be registered or certified poetry therapists or facilitators. Combining theory with innovative ideas for practical, experiential exercises, this book is a valuable tool for creative arts therapy students and practitioners, mental health and medical professionals, and anyone else interested in the healing possibilities of creative expression.

Poetry Therapy

The second edition of Poetry Therapy, written by a pioneer and leader in the field, updates the only integrated poetry therapy practice model with a host of contemporary issues, including the use of social media and slam/performance poetry.

Author: Nicholas Mazza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317606994

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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For decades, poetry therapy has been formally recognized as a valuable form of treatment, and it has been proven effective worldwide with a diverse group of clients. The second edition of Poetry Therapy, written by a pioneer and leader in the field, updates the only integrated poetry therapy practice model with a host of contemporary issues, including the use of social media and slam/performance poetry. It’s a truly invaluable resource for any serious practitioner, educator, or researcher interested in poetry therapy, bibliotherapy, writing, and healing, or the broader area of creative/expressive arts therapies.

Poem Therapy

This collection started off as simple, honest love poems, from silly to serious, from happy to sad, and from loving to angry.

Author: Bill Klaips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145009600X

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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This collection started off as simple, honest love poems, from silly to serious, from happy to sad, and from loving to angry. These poems express the full range of emotions, shared between two lovers. These poems document their relationship with each other and their children over the last eight years. They also express the happiness and joy felt by a widowed father as he watches and encourages his children as they develop and become responsible adults. This collection grew to encompass all phases of his relationship with family, friends and volunteer activities. It truly has therapeutic value, both in writing the poems and reading them. Her Story; She was such a strong child for her young years, The night she left us her eyes were full of tears. She honored her mother with words so dear, To everyone's eyes in church she brought a tear. She told a story of love, hope and life, She told a story I'll remember about my dear wife. She told a story of the places she had been, She told a story of the places she would go, amen. She told a story about her mother dear, She told a story I was so glad to hear. My daughter went on to Wellesley and is now at Brown, She's doing medical research in that far away town. She's setting her goals so very high, I know what she's doing, I know why. She won't forget to laugh and love, I know her inspiration comes from above. She's continuing her quest and living her dreams, Because anything is possible, no matter how hard it seems. Making friends, learning and having some fun, The world will be much better before she is done. Look up at the sky with a little smile, It hasn't been too long a while. Remembering those special moments so very dear, Remembering she'll always be so very near. Love dad

Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change

It is important to clarify at this point that the term poetry therapy does not refer
exclusively to poetry but includes various forms of story and writing—the essence
of which is the use of metaphor. A significant portion of the theoretical foundation

Author: Tuula Heinonen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190912413

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

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How can social workers integrate expressive arts methods as a complement to their work to better support individual, group, and community growth? Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change explores the values and benefits of expressive arts (i.e., visual arts, movement and dance, expressive forms of writing and narrative, music, and performance) and the role they can play in social work practice and inquiry. Although previous research has illustrated the efficacy of expressive arts to individual therapeutic goals, this is the first work that looks at the use of these approaches to fulfill the values, ethics, and principles of the social work profession. The authors draw from current and emerging concepts related to green social work, including individual and collective well-being, Indigenous perspectives and practices, social justice and social action, and individual as well as collective creative expression. This book provides insight and advice that will benefit all human service professionals interested in expressive arts.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer

Poetry. and. Story. Forces are manifest in poems that do not pass through the
circuits of the mind (Bachelard,1994). All our patients have been journeying with
serious illness for an average of three years, and many have beenin very difficult

Author: Trish Bartley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119954958

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer presents an eight-week course for MBCT which has been tried and tested over ten years of clinical use, and is targeted specifically for people with cancer. There is growing evidence of mindfulness as a successful and cost-effective intervention for reducing the negative psychological impact of cancer and treatment Draws upon the author’s experience of working with people with cancer, and her own recent experience of using mindfulness with cancer diagnosis and treatment Stories from cancer patients illustrate the learning and key themes of the course Includes new short practices and group processes developed by the author

Don t Leave the Story in the Book

How Can Texts Act as a Catalyst in Biblio-Poetry Therapy? I had become aware
of the complexity of seeing the story/stone as a catalyst when I worked with my
mother to coauthor a book on biblio-poetry therapy, the therapeutic use of poems

Author: Mary Hynes-Berry

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771778

Category: Education

Page: 217

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Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book offers a roadmap for using children's literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a storytellers voice, each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of childrens literature. This book provides a unique synthesis of ideas based on constructivist approaches to learning, including the importance of positive dispositions and learning communities, the nature of higher order thinking, and the relationship between methods such as guided inquiry in the sciences and balanced literacy.

Poetry as Therapy

Storytelling literally keeps Scheherazade alive . In accordance with this tradition
the frame - story youths ' decision to leave the pestilential city and to tell tales
makes storytelling tantamount to a redemption from death - poetry therapy writ
large ...

Author: Morris R. Morrison


ISBN: UVA:X001187400

Category: Medical

Page: 229

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Breaking Addictions with Biblio Poetry Therapy

M. D. Elliott Perlin. Food Addiction The "True" Story of Jack Spratt (Indeed, he did
eat 27 Food Addiction.

Author: M. D. Elliott Perlin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438972114

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Fighting Addictions ithe Biblio/Poetry Therapy is a book that reviews this therapeutic tool with respect to its application in the management of drug and other addictions. It is intended for use by caregivers who wish to utilize this form of adjunctive therapy, addicted clients who might benefit from it, family members of addicted individuals and all others interested in learning about it. The introductory poems related to the various addictions and its unique focus on this form of therapy make it a valuable tool for all types of caregivers, patients themselves, and all others who view literature and poetry especially as a therapeutic medium..

The Therapy of Desire

CHAPTERS * Beyond Obsession and Disgust: Lucretius on the Therapy of Love
And so sexual love and the ... 1 Jerome's famous story bases itself upon two
evident facts about Lucretius' poem: that its poet-speaker claims to speak to us
out of ...

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831944

Category: Philosophy

Page: 584

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The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance. In this classic work, Martha Nussbaum maintains that these Hellenistic schools have been unjustly neglected in recent philosophic accounts of what the classical "tradition" has to offer. By examining texts of philosophers such as Epicurus, Lucretius, and Seneca, she recovers a valuable source for current moral and political thought and encourages us to reconsider philosophical argument as a technique through which to improve lives. Written for general readers and specialists, The Therapy of Desire addresses compelling issues ranging from the psychology of human passion through rhetoric to the role of philosophy in public and private life.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

Telling one's own “story” through poems, songs, and journals produces vital
narrative material for the therapeutic process. The special goals of poetry therapy
are to increase the patient's spontaneity and capacity for playing with words and

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437727050

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 521


Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Culture centered Music Therapy

Therapy then means to help the client to ( co ) author and perform alternative and
liberating stories ( White & Epston ... Poetry and storytelling are not only different
literary genres , they are different strategies of meaning - making , and it is ...

Author: Brynjulf Stige

Publisher: Barcelona Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004972351

Category: Psychology

Page: 361

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An in-depth exploration of taking culture-inclusive perspectives for practice, theory, and research in music therapy. Part One outlines premises for the argument, examining basic concepts such as culture, humankind, meaning, "musicking," and the nature-nurture debate. Part Two highlights how culture-centered music therapy may be practiced. In Part Three, implications for describing and understanding music therapy are discussed, including a chapter on how to define music therapy as practice, discipline, and profession. A culture-inclusive model of the music therapy process is also proposed. Part Four suggests approaches to music therapy research within a culture-centered context.

Strengths Based Therapy

Instead, the client should have part ownership of the treatment plan, and both the
client and therapist prepare it together. The client ... He referred Greg to a writing
club in which the local people shared their poetry, short stories, and plays.

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321981

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.

Occupational Therapy in Short term Psychiatry

Poetry or story completion . This can be used for people who are too threatened
by pen and paper to write anything . A few lines of a poem , or the opening
paragraphs of a story , are given to each person or to each pair and time allowed
for ...

Author: Moya Willson


ISBN: UOM:39015009579650

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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Poetic Medicine

Offering readers tools and instruction on how to begin writing poetry as a form of healing, an author shows how powerful the written word can be when used as an outlet for emotional energy. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Author: John Fox

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: PSU:000049312409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 775


Offering readers tools and instruction on how to begin writing poetry as a form of healing, an author shows how powerful the written word can be when used as an outlet for emotional energy. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Sophisticated Soul

Writing poetry is therapeutic, awritten form of meditation or a dose ofsome
wellneeded medication ifyou will. ... The ability to take words and form them to tell
a story, but not just any story, a rhythmic story—that ability alone is breathtaking.

Author: Council Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493142354

Category: Poetry

Page: 122

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Sophisticated Soul is a book filled with passionate, emotional, and mentally stimulating poetry. The words written between these pages form pieces of art for the mind to feed upon. It will challenge you to open your heart, mind, body, and soul and connect with the subliminal message within. With a poem that can fit every person and situation, each reader is sure to find something in this book that will attract them to not want to put it down. Sophisticated Soul is the grown and sexy version of modern-day poetry.

Biblio poetry Therapy

The therapeutic effect depends on the response to the literature as it is facilitated
through the dialogue , and the ... to see themselves in terms of their problems but
, rather , are invited to respond to a poem , story , essay , article , or film .

Author: Arleen Hynes

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011040782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Creative Arts Therapies Manual

No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual.

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398076207

Category: Psychology

Page: 282

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The Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies, edited by Stephanie L. Brooke, Ph.D. NCC, a nationally and internationally known author, is a unique contribution to the field of the creative arts therapies. It covers art, play, dance/movement, music, drama, and poetry therapies. Specifically, each of these creative disciplines is broken down into the following categories: history of the field, theoretical approaches, assessments, and work with special populations. No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual. This distinctive handbook will be useful for creative arts therapists, mental health professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, and students who are interested in these fields or use these disciplines as their main or their adjunct approach to working with clients.

Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E Book

... from clients by encouraging them to present information about themselves
through storytelling, poetry or metaphor. Thinking in story form is thought to allow
both the client and the therapist to discover the meaning of the impairment ...

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702050640

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced

Word Vomit A Self exploratory Story of Collected Poems

I did not want to date nor give anyone a sense of time continuum throughout the
collection because these poems are all a ... I cannot make any apologies to
anyone for these are words and thoughts I use as my own personal therapy to
explore ...

Author: Kimberly Cunningham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304811530

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

View: 396


This is a book about trial and error. It is poetry full of my thoughts and concerns. My love and anger. My sadness and triumph. These poems are the journeys and stand-stills in my life. They are the epitome of a woman rediscovering herself over and over again. It is an undefined, unorganized autobiography of a woman figuring out the nooks and crannies of the wide expanse of emotions and experiences yet to be fully understood.

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Combining modalities such as poetry, music, movement, creative story writing
and art provides a rich environment for creative expression and sharing of
thoughts, ideas and feelings. Clients are given a variety of ways to communicate
with ...

Author: Susan Buchalter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846429617

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Art Therapy Techniques and Applications contains an original composite of therapeutic goals and evocative ideas that can be used with a wide variety of clients. This book is filled with innovative suggestions and plans that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects. Clear and concise, this is an indispensable reference guide for the therapist who wants to improve focus, develop problem-solving skills, and add creativity to their group work. This book will appeal to art therapists, art therapy students and professors, counselors, and social workers.