Poetry is Therapeutic

The healing effect of words has long been recognised, as far back as 4000 BCE, early Egyptians wrote words on papyrus, dissolve them in liquid, and gave them to those who were ill as a form of medicine. Also poetry for healing and personal growth, can be seen in ancient times when shamans conducted religiousContinue reading “Poetry is Therapeutic”

Poetry is Therapeutic

Historically, poetry for healing and personal growth, goes back to ancient times when shamans conducted religious rites and chanted poetry for the well-being of the tribe or individual. The first known Poetry Therapist was a Roman physician by the name of Soranus in the first century A.D., who prescribed tragedy for his manic patients andContinue reading “Poetry is Therapeutic”

Writing Morning Pages

I have only recently come across the phenomenon of writing ‘Morning Pages’, a type of ritualistic journaling, a writing process to clear your mind, build confidence and make way for greater creativity, I have tried it and found it very therapeutic. For those who don’t know, basically when you wake up each morning, open yourContinue reading “Writing Morning Pages”

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