Introduction to Therapeutic Writing Course
Dates: Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th August 2017
Poetry therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth. Learn how to introduce therapeutic writing into your work, to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
What is the course about?
Research over the last 30 years has found links between writing, health and wellbeing. This course is a practical and experiential course for people in the helping professions who are interested in introducing therapeutic writing or poetry therapy in their work. Where ‘talking therapies’ may sometimes feel too challenging, working with the poetry and writing therapy is powerful, and can facilitate clients to access emotions and feelings that they may have not been able to reach through other means.
Using our own experiences, we will reflect upon this process, and be introduced to some basic knowledge of poetry therapy which will support you and your clients through the process of self-discovery, creativity, healing and personal development.
What will we cover?
This course offers insights into poetry therapy and therapeutic writing at an introductory level. The course is experiential and will explore the uses of poems and expressive writing as a tool for healing, growth and personal development.
A radio 4 programme named Mind Changers, interviewed Professor James Pennebaker the person who has done most to establish the evidence for the benefits of expressive writing in improving health. It’s definitely worth a listen.
Venue & Enrolment
To enrol click here and you will be taken to City Lit website or call enrolments on the number below.
1-10 Keeley Street
Enrolments: 020 7831 7831
Switchboard: 020 7492 2600
Courage to Be Me for Schools
I have developed a writing for wellbeing programme for secondary school / academy pupils entitled: Courage to Be Me for Schools. This is an early intervention group work based programme designed to develop self esteem, build confidence and help young people develop the skills required to cope with life’s challenges.
If you have any questions, please click on the following link writing therapy FAQ’s or if you would like to read testimonials of others who have attended my workshops and groups feel free to do so. If you prefer to have a chat, please contact me using the numbers below.
Take the first step and contact me
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about this course or therapeutic writing. By calling me you are under no obligation to attend the course.
You can call my number 0208 798 3035, my mobile number 07961 016 334, or you can fill out the form below.
I normally respond to enquiries as soon as possible, if I am unable to respond immediately I aim to reply within 24 hours.
Why I can help you
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered accredited counsellor and certified poetry therapist.
I completed my poetry therapy qualification with the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy in U.S.A.
I am a member of Lapidus the UK organisation for writing and reading for health and wellbeing. Lapidus works from the principle that words used creatively can be a powerful tool for health and personal, community and world development.
I am also a professional member of National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE).
With over 17 years experience of helping clients and more recently ten years working with people using therapeutic writing to explore and understand their issues in a group setting.
“I feel more connected to myself. My experience of the workshop has been positive and revealing. I have enjoyed the writing and discussions and exploration.
“The workshop has helped me to get to know myself a bit better, to understand my experiences and to value and validate my life experience. It has given me the freedom and permission to express my thoughts and feelings”.
“When I reflect back on the work I have done, I feel more connected to myself. It is sometimes a great struggle, thought provoking and can be emotional, but the workshop environment feels safe and sharing with others makes me feel less alone”
“The workshop inspired me to carry on writing. I love my journal. Thank you so much Charmaine.”
Ben, Rose, Rukhsana, & Mary from London
Charmaine Pollard writing therapy workshops are a great way to gain acceptance of your self through self-discovery.
Charges for Writing Therapy
£150 for a six week course.
£59 for a one day workshop.
£39 for a half day workshop.