Poetry and Story Therapy

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions.

Author: Geri Giebel Chavis

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849058322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces.

Poetry Therapy and Emotional Life

Psychological therapists and counsellors, health and social care workers, and writers alike will find this very accessible book invaluable.

Author: Diana Hedges

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351423885

Category: Psychology

Page: 165

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Poetry, Therapy and Emotional Life explores the thoughts of poets, therapists and counsellors in relation to the human condition with a practical component on how poetry can be used in therapeutic work. Concentrating on the theories of Freud, Jung, Rogers, Berne, Perls and Ellis, the book examines topics such as human motivation, experience and neurosis. It encourages readers to take a fresh and enthusiastic approach to their work as counsellors, therapists or writers, and appeals to anyone with a love of poetry or writing as a means of self expression. The text contains a wealth of poetic examples both traditional and modern, along with samples from clients in creative writing groups, schools and healthcare settings. Psychological therapists and counsellors, health and social care workers, and writers alike will find this very accessible book invaluable.

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.

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

This book is really a must-have for therapists and others in the creative arts, so that you can see how the workings of the human mind can be displayed through the arts.

Author: Fiona Sampson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846420598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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'This book is really a must-have for therapists and others in the creative arts, so that you can see how the workings of the human mind can be displayed through the arts. Even with serious illness, the mind can talk. And that is the point of the book'. - Metapsychology Online Book Reviews 'The references cited at the end of each chapter are instructive and useful with some contributors drawing on memoirs and creative work and others on textbooks and papers. As Fiona points out in her introduction, those with an interest in the field - which includes clinicians, patients, arts managers, psychotherapists, writers, occupational therapists, teachers - I am sure you can add to the list - inevitably speak different languages, reflecting their different priorities. I agree with her argument that this contributes to a healthy diversity of practice that may offer "something for everyone" and we should resist narrow definitions. The challenge for those of us in the field is to locate ourselves on this strange and exciting map and to chart our own experiences in whatever languages are appropriate. Conferences, such as Strange Baggage and the increasingly popular Lapidus annual event provide an excellent opportunity to journey beyond our usual borders to exchange travellers' tales with our colleagues'. - Lapidus 'An incisive collection of essays and case studies, where theory is applied to practical goals: working out methods for how to help and understand those with problems threatening their sanity or stability. Creative expression can contribute to personal and community health.' - Writing in Education 'Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is full of experience of working with patients with dementia, hospital, hospice and occupational therapy patients, and those in primary care. This is innovative work - deeply helpful to the patients, illuminatively described.' - The British Journal of General Practice This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Principally exploring poetry and story writing and telling, case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. Complementing these insights, theory-based contributions provide context, comparing different arts therapies using psychoanalytic and phenomenological theories of art and ideas, assessing the value of creative writing in a health care setting, examining methods of training therapists and looking at the aims of creative writing in terms of self development. This holistic approach ensures that Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is an essential guide for health care professionals and others seeking to use creative writing in therapeutic settings.

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 ...

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.

Encyclopedia of Trauma

The therapeutic benefits of poetry, story, and creative writing have been well documented in the professional literature. Poetry therapy is the use of ...

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412978798

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 873

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This timely and authoritative two-volume set includes hundreds of signed entries by experts in the field of traumatology, exploring traditional subjects as well as emerging ideas, as well as providing further resources for study and exploration.

A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry

Poetryand Story Therapy: The Healing Power of Creative Expression. Philadelphia: JessicaKingsley Publishers, 2011. Cho, K.Daniel.

Author: T. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137102034

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Explains how the study of poetry, by providing experiences similar to those produced by poetry therapy, can help students discover themselves and develop their potential to effect change in the world.

Creative Arts Based Group Therapy with Adolescents

Poetry and story therapy: The healing power of creative expression. London: Jessica Kingsley. Cisneros, S. (1984). My name. In The house on mango street (pp ...

Author: Craig Haen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351332163

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

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Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and group process practice-based evidence. It includes chapters covering each of the main creative arts therapy modalities—art therapy, bibliotherapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry/expressive writing therapy—written by respected contributors who are expert in the application of these modalities in the context of groups. These methods are uniquely effective for engaging adolescents and addressing many of the developmental, familial, and societal problems that they face. The text offers theory and guiding principle, while also providing a comprehensive resource for group therapists of diverse disciplines who wish to incorporate creative arts-based methods into their practice with teens.

Word Pictures

Comments are included on motivations for writing, inspiration, the significance of works in the text, and how poetry writing is incorporated in their personal and professional lives.

Author: Bruce L. Moon

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398075286

Category: Psychology

Page: 213

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Comments are included on motivations for writing, inspiration, the significance of works in the text, and how poetry writing is incorporated in their personal and professional lives. Word Pictures: The Poetry and Art of Art Therapists is an effort to give voice to the poetic underpinnings of an art therapist's identity."--BOOK JACKET.

Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels

Through careful tracking of peril and protection terms and imagery within the works of widely-read, influential authors, Professor Chavis provides a fresh view of the complex ways that the British novel has both maintained the status quo ...

Author: Geri Giebel Chavis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000195545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels: A Study in Continuity and Change explores the use and context of danger/safety language in British courtship novels published between 1719 and 1920. The term "courtship novel" encompasses works focusing on both female and male protagonists’ journeys toward marriage, as well as those reflecting the intertwined nature of comic courtship and tragic seduction scenarios. Through careful tracking of peril and protection terms and imagery within the works of widely-read, influential authors, Professor Chavis provides a fresh view of the complex ways that the British novel has both maintained the status quo and embodied cultural change. Lucid discussions of each novel, arranged in chronological order, shed new light on major characters’ preoccupations, values, internal struggles, and inter-actional styles and demonstrate the ways in which gender ideology and social norms governing male-female relationships were not only perpetuated but also challenged and satirized during the course of the British novel’s development. Blending close textual analysis with historical/cultural and feminist criticism, this multi-faceted study invites readers to look with both a microscopic lens at the nuances of figurative and literal language and a telescopic lens at the ways in which modifications to views of masculinity and femininity and interactions within the courtship arena inform the novel genre’s evolution.

Night Shift Agenda

As a narrative therapist, Ros uses wordplay, poetry, drama, drawing, storytelling, and playwriting as techniques to help unravel inner worlds.

Author: ROS HOLLAND

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491897317

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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As a narrative therapist, Ros uses wordplay, poetry, drama, drawing, storytelling, and playwriting as techniques to help unravel inner worlds. People feel less threatened by using these techniques rather than questions and “digging in the psyche.” Peoples’ stories provide rich material of which they are often unaware. This then becomes the therapy agenda. It renders evidence-based therapy techniques such as cognitive behaviour therapy more effective and is less threatening than direct questioning and drawing out—although these too have their place in all therapy. They may or may not be aware of the problems their inner story has caused them, is causing them, as their story/ies remain buried deep. “Playing with Words” or “Wordplay” helps their story to emerge and live.

It s about Time

It's About Time is a book containing a collection of poems and short stories spanning 23 years that speak to the heart, mind, and soul from the author's heart. These works have been sitting on a bookshelf in a folder, collecting dust.

Author: Odele Bruce

Publisher:

ISBN: 1545186871

Category: American poetry

Page: 110

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It's About Time is a book containing a collection of poems and short stories spanning 23 years that speak to the heart, mind, and soul from the author's heart. These works have been sitting on a bookshelf in a folder, collecting dust. Some of these poems were shared with a few, and they were blessed. It's time to share them with the world so they can be a blessing to the person reading them. That's what gives this book its title.This book is full of poetry that speaks to the heart, mind, or soul of the individual who is reading this book. Many of us have been married, or are still married. Some of us have struggled with an addiction. Sickness and death are things we all deal with, whether it's dealing with the death of a family member or taking care of a sick loved one. Dealing with life's ups and downs is a part of life. An individual can choose to let the trials of this world take them out, or one can choose to overcome them. In this book, one will find a poem, short story, or letter that deals with what has been mentioned above.Poetry is therapeutic. It's therapeutic for the writer and the reader. When people write, they're simply cleansing their soul, writing what is in their heart. It's a release of one's feelings about anything and everything. That's what took place over 20 years ago. What was in my heart at the specific time was put on paper. It's therapy. Many of the poetic writings in this book will minister to the readers, uplifting their heads and encouraging them in a positive way.

So You Want to Be a Counselor

Training Requirements The National Association for Drama Therapy ( NADT ) ... A poetry therapist may use any type of literature such as poems , stories ...

Author: Barbara Nefer

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 0883911795

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Becoming a counselor is a path of lifelong opportunity. Here's the most up-to-date information on the intricate choices involved and skills needed to confidently make choices about a career in counseling. The book includes real-world advice on the time, education, money, and effort needed, as well as a chapter on online counseling, a newly emerging area of expertise. This is the definitive guide for every potential counselor seeking current answers to career questions and includes personal insights from professionals, information for adult students, a special section on online counseling, and clarification of similar career options.

Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling

Psychologists, social workers, researchers, therapists – all can benefit from this book, including everyone interested in the possibility of inner exploration through stories.

Author: Camilla Asplund Ingemark

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9789187351150

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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How can stories and legends, written and oral, help people suffering from severe traumas or harsh conditions, now or in the past? Can storytelling help us sort out our innermost feelings and troubles? This deeply human subject is relevant not only to practitioners of psychotherapy, but to all of us, as we sometimes go through difficult times in life. In Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling, a cross-disciplinary group of researchers examine the ways in which narrative might aid in coping with difficult situations in life, and with the emotions that these situations engender. Starting with an introduction to basic narrative theories and the therapeutic effects of storytelling, the book then moves on to a series of lucid case studies. The authors present a diversity of material such as blogs, poetry, magazines, memoirs, and oral accounts from Antiquity to the present. Authors from several different disciplines make for a diversity of perspectives. The authors specialise in folkloristics, psychology, writing studies, poetry therapy, and classical studies. Psychologists, social workers, researchers, therapists – all can benefit from this book, including everyone interested in the possibility of inner exploration through stories.

Dramatherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Appolinari, C. (1996) Dramatherapy and Personality Disorder: Echoes of Abuse. ... Chavis, G. G. (2011) Poetry and Story Therapy: The Healing Power of ...

Author: Nicky Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351811132

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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Dramatherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Empowering and Nurturing People Through Creativity demonstrates how dramatherapy can empower those individuals struggling to live with borderline personality disorder, and help them embrace and control the emotional inner chaos they experience. Based on current research into the aetiology, symptoms and co-morbid disorders associated with BPD (and emotionally unstable personality disorder), this book demonstrates the effectiveness of dramatherapy for individuals and groups on specialist personality disorder wards and in mixed diagnosis rehabilitation units. It also reveals a creative approach for making dramatherapy work in harmony with approaches such as dialectical behaviour therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. Aimed at those working with service users, and utilising a range of case studies and clinical vignettes, Dramatherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder provides an insight into the potential of dramatherapy, which will be welcomed by mental health professionals.