Inspirational Videos: Poetry as Therapy

From the Middle East to medical school, watch the power of poetry to reveal and release what is within. Poetry in Medical School Doctor and poet Rafael Campo of Harvard Medical School thinks medical school distances doctor and patient at the cost of human understanding. A possible cure? He uses poetry to help close the . . . Learn More

Journaling Tips and Writing Prompts

The Center for Journal Therapy, founded by Kay Adams, LPC, offers suggestions on how to get started. Click here to view 14 writing techniques for your journal. Click here to view 3 poems of the month and therapeutic journal writing prompts. Click here to view 7 refrigerator mini-prompts. Click here for more resources for personal benefit or professional development, including . . . Learn More

How Poetry Literally Saved a Life Behind Bars

Read the inspiring story of award-winning poet Jimmy Santiago Baca’s journey from using books for physical self-protection behind bars to winning the Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award and serving as judge for an annual poetry contest for youth in juvenile correctional centers. Click here to read the NPR story. Click here to read poems by . . . Learn More

Gifts from the Heart: Self-Guided Arts Activities

As our holiday gift to you, three creative arts therapists have provided activities centered on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends. These self-guided activities are intended to help deepen the meaning of the holidays and reduce stress.  They also demonstrate how the process of creative expression can be used . . . Learn More

Finding Poetry in Cancer

Finding Poetry in Cancer The bare bones of poetry help patients get to the core of how they are feeling. This short and powerful article includes examples of poetry by cancer patients and talks about Dr. Rafael Campo, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, who incorporates poetry into therapy groups and educational materials for . . . Learn More