Poetry as a Tool for Wellness
Peer Facilitator’s Manual & Training
Poetry and poem-making are compelling and effective tools in the journey toward wholeness. Poetry as a Tool for Wellness (PATFW) is based on 17 years of groundbreaking work integrating poetry and poem-making into mental health and wellness programs. These skills-based sessions offer participants a safe and creative circle in which to explore themes vital to wellbeing.
Poetry as a Tool for Wellness provides instruction at three donation levels: 1) training webinars with accompanying manual; 2) manual only as both printed and e-book; 3) manual only as e-book. Also, we offer a free training webinar ahead of the scheduled trainings to help you gauge your interest.
“I very much enjoyed Poetry as a Tool for Wellness.
The presentation structure worked very well for me. The detail on set-up and facilitation seemed well-conceived and validated by use over time. I hope to pilot its use with a group in time, when things settle down a bit...
or maybe in the midst of all of this.”
~ Barbara Harris
Palliative Care Chaplain
“As a first time participant with Poetry as a Tool for Wellness, I was encouraged and supported by the facilitator training process. The poetry writing exercise on the first day of training came just as I had learned of the impending death of a very close friend. I experienced first-hand the healing power of this process and am eager to share this program with others.”
~ Barbara Jean-Kubik
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur
West Hartford, CT