poetry therapy

The Institute for Poetic Medicine
Online Press Kit

Workshop, Retreats: An Invitation to Deeper Knowing

John has been leading writing workshops and retreats for the public for twenty-four years.   He has presented at Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Omega Institute, Esalen, as well as many Wellness Communities across the country.

His work reaches people in hospitals, churches and retreat centers. Throughout his career, John has returned to working with children.  He has presented in all regions of the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, South Korea, Kuwait and Canada.  In addition, his work influences people and poetry therapy practitioners in the Philippines, Lithuania, Peru, France and Japan.

(John Fox) "...was our fire starter, the one who knows when to blow just a little bit harder on the embers and when to back away a bit.  With little apparent effort, he built us into a great, warm blaze of creativity."

—Susan Jorgensen, Workshop participant

People in therapeutic, healing, medical, teaching and pastoral professions benefit deeply and find practical support as they reconnect to the inner impulse that drew them to their professional calling while discovering inner resources that will sustain them in their daily lives. Some of the workshops offered are:  Poetic Medicine:  The Healing Art of Poem-Making; Edges, Risks and Connections, Poetry, Community and the Flourishing Heart and Poems of Witness:  Living with Heart in a Conflicted World.


Fees and Scheduling

Our workshops are $1,200 per day or $800 for a half day, plus expenses for public groups. 

We also offer private workshops for either 3 hours or 14 hours at a cost per person rate.  We have a number of people who coordinate public and private workshops

for us; if you are interested in becoming a coordinator, please contact us.

For further details or to schedule an event in your area, please email our Program Manager, Jean Marie Murphy at:   programmanager@poeticmedicine.com

Click here if you would like to download an on-line press kit, a resource for additional information about John Fox and The Institute for Poetic Medicine.  This press kit includes letters of reference and articles that John has written for various publications. (To print the on-line press kit you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don't have it already on your computer, click here.)

Click here if you would like a Short Biography for John Fox .



Join our mailing list:
Enter your email address:

We will not share or publish your information.
newsletter archives

Copyright © 2006-2009 The Institute for Poetic Medicine and John Fox

About Poetic Medicine  |  About John Fox  |  Poetic Medicine Bag  |  Books & Tapes
Classes & Workshops  |  Changing the World  |  Links & Resources
Home  |  Contact Us  |   Donate