Since January I’ve been Regional Co-ordinator for London Lapidus – part of the national Lapidus organisation working to promote words and writing for health and wellbeing.
We meet every two months at the Poetry Cafe in Betterton Street, near Covent Garden. The meetings are an opportunity to form connections and catch up with news and developments in this exciting area of work. Our next meeting is on 28th September when Victoria Field will be leading a workshop on Becoming a Poetry Therapist.
When I went to my first ever ‘poetry therapy’ workshop in London in 1999, it was like a light going on – here was the profession I had been looking for all my life without knowing it existed. Technically, in the UK, it doesn’t, so I trained via the US Federation for Poetry-Bibliotherapy. Over a decade later, I am still fascinated by the idea of the poem and its potential for offering transformation and insight. I receive a steady stream of enquiries regarding poetry therapy training and have now been approved to take on international trainees for the NFPB. I’ll talk about poetry therapy, offer an experiential exercise and answer questions about training.
Victoria’s blog is at www.poetrytherapynews.wordpress.com
If you’re interested in attending the meeting just drop me an email and I’ll send you more details.
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