Poetry Therapy Workshop

Poetry Therapy Workshop

“Poetry provides us with the history of the human heart.”

— BILLY COLLINS

The goals of poetry therapy are:

• To develop accuracy and understanding in perceiving self and others;

• To develop creativity, self-expression, and greater self-esteem;

• To strengthen interpersonal skills and communication skills;

• To ventilate overpowering emotions and release tension;

• To find new meaning through new ideas, insights, and information; and

• To promote change and increase coping skills and adaptive functions.

 “The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don’t think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.”

— Margaret Atwood

“Poetry therapy helps patients to become more spontaneous and creative… Poetry is one of man’s deepest expressions, and emotions are thereby released. A poem has been described as the shortest emotional distance between two points, the points representing the writer and reader.”

– Jack J Leedy, MD, Poetry Therapy: The Use of Poetry Therapy in the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (New York: Lippincott; 1969)

“Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage and motivates the mightiest of offices to humbly heed lessons in compassion.”

― Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Source: https://pickmeuppoetry.org/poetry-therapy-healing-your-creativity/

Where am I right now?

Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually

Besides what is obvious to the host of the workshop (you’re all in Shim’s Speakeasy)

Try an eight sentence response dedicating two sentences to each of the four fore-mentioned qualifiers.

Acrostic poem:

H-

E-

A-

L-

I-

N-

G-

If you were your own care provider, what would you love to hear?

Blackout Poem:

Using your paragraph answers to the opening question ‘Where am I right now?’

Write a poem entitled HEALING (use provided markers)

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Monday Night Poetry – September

COMING SOON
MONDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
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Writing Prompt(s):
TO BE DETERMINED EACH WEEK
(Follow for ongoing details)
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Event:
MONDAY NIGHT POETRY
Weekly Open Mic (every Monday)
@mondaynightpoetrynv
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Source:
Produced, directed, and hosted by active members of Spoken Views Collective
@spoken_views_reno
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Venue:
Shim’s Surplus Supplies Co.
125 W 3rd, Reno, NV
@shimssurplus
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Manager:
Jesse James Ziegler – Poet
@sidewayseightprojects
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Rundown:
5:00PM – Doors Open
5:30PM – Sign-Ups Open
6:00PM – Prompt Open
6:30PM – Mic Open
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NOTE:
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No hate speech, violence, racism, misogyny, or disrespectful disruptive behavior will be tolerated. No predatory behavior will be tolerated. As an ongoing regular event for Spoken Views Collective, MONDAY NIGHT POETRY has a zero tolerance policy for the fore mentioned behaviors. Spoken Views Collective additionally designates the evening’s HOST as reserving the right to have any and all individuals breaking these expected codes of conduct (which honor the humanity in each other) removed and denied service. If patterns of behavior are either singularly egregious enough or show a pattern of behavior across multiple venues or events then individuals may be denied access to the Collective altogether in order to maintain our vision as a community entity.
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#poetry #poet #poets #poetrycommunity #spokenword #spokenwordartist #openmic #poetryshow #poetryevent #brukapoetry #sidewayseightprojects #reno #nevada #spokenviewscollective #biggestlittlecity #mondaynightpoetry #poetryisnotdead #goldenageofpoetry #shimssurplussupplies #poem #poems #stage #performancepoetry #performancepoet #collective #renoartscene #renoarts #art #artist
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Monday Night Poetry

COMING SOON
MONDAY – August 29th, 2022
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Writing Prompt(s):
Write in response to the expression “THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER”
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Event:
MONDAY NIGHT POETRY
Weekly Open Mic (every Monday)
@mondaynightpoetrynv
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Source:
Produced, directed, and hosted by active members of Spoken Views Collective
@spoken_views_reno
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Venue:
Shim’s Surplus Supplies Co.
125 W 3rd, Reno, NV
@shimssurplus
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Manager:
Jesse James Ziegler – Poet
@sidewayseightprojects
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Rundown:
(35th Session – August 29th, 2022)
5:00PM – Doors Open
5:30PM – Sign-Ups Open
6:00PM – Prompt Open
6:30PM – Mic Open
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NOTE:
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No hate speech, violence, racism, misogyny, or disrespectful disruptive behavior will be tolerated. No predatory behavior will be tolerated. As an ongoing regular event for Spoken Views Collective, MONDAY NIGHT POETRY has a zero tolerance policy for the fore mentioned behaviors. Spoken Views Collective additionally designates the evening’s HOST as reserving the right to have any and all individuals breaking these expected codes of conduct (which honor the humanity in each other) removed and denied service. If patterns of behavior are either singularly egregious enough or show a pattern of behavior across multiple venues or events then individuals may be denied access to the Collective altogether in order to maintain our vision as a community entity.
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#poetry #poet #poets #poetrycommunity #spokenword #spokenwordartist #openmic #poetryshow #poetryevent #brukapoetry #sidewayseightprojects #reno #nevada #spokenviewscollective #biggestlittlecity #mondaynightpoetry #poetryisnotdead #goldenageofpoetry #shimssurplussupplies #poem #poems #stage #performancepoetry #performancepoet #collective #renoartscene #renoarts #art #artist
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Savannah Bananas

I’m getting on this band wagon early. This game, this vision, is going to change the world in which great sports and great theatre collide. Dream job.
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#baseball #bananaball #savannah #georgia #savannahgeorgia #ga #coastalplainleague #graysonstadium #fansfirst #entertainmentalways #zigmac #savannahbananas #espn #bananaland #espnplus #fieldofdreams #ifyoubuildittheywillcome #fun #crazy #celebration #dancing #poetry #poet #poets #poem #poems #poetrycommunity #jessejameszpoet #bananapoetry #bananapoet
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Clear Bottom Tour

Even though we grew up in this region neither of us had a previous adventure to #bonsairock under our belts (or our PFDs) This morning we changed that. The #clearbottomkayak tour made the views breathtaking along the way. Thank you again to @tahoepaddlesports for the service and guidance. This amazing excursion capped off a birthday weekend of lake days. I love you @amandabrittney Thanks for being the best!
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#sierranevadas #tahoe #nevada #boatramp #reno #sparks #homemeansnevada #laketahoe #paddle #yak #kayak #tour #fun #weekend #adventure #guide #water #waves #photos #pics #poetry #poet #poem #poets #poems #photography #jjzpoet #adventureisoutthere
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19th Annual ARC Poetry Reading, Voices of Youth

It is so wonderful to be up in Truckee for the 19th Annual ARC Poetry Reading, Voices of Youth! Wonderful refreshments. Wonderful attendance. Wonderful event. Thank you to everyone involved with the planning and execution of this heartfelt gathering!
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#poetry #poet #poets #poem #poems #poetrycommunity #poetrylife #poetlife #workingpoet #poetrytherapy #poetryisnotdead #performance #performancepoet #spokenword #spokennerd #spokenwordartist #spokenwordpoetry #stage #microphone #arc #adventureriskchallenge #truckee #annual #reno #nevada #graduation #program #poesia #community #calling
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Monday Night Poetry – 7/11/22

TONIGHT:
Monday Night – July 11th, 2022
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Writing Prompt(s) for 7/11/22:
Write in response to the phrase “Always Open”
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Event:
MONDAY NIGHT POETRY
Weekly Open Mic (every Monday)
@mondaynightpoetrynv
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Source:
Produced, directed, and hosted by active members of Spoken Views Collective
@spoken_views_reno
.
Venue:
Shim’s Surplus Supplies Co.
125 W 3rd, Reno, NV
@shimssurplus
.
Manager:
Jesse James Ziegler – Poet
@sidewayseightprojects
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Rundown:
(28th Session – July 11th, 2022)
5:00PM – Doors Open
5:30PM – Sign-Ups Open
6:00PM – Prompt Open
6:30PM – Mic Open
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NOTE:
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No hate speech, violence, racism, misogyny, or disrespectful disruptive behavior will be tolerated. No predatory behavior will be tolerated. As an ongoing regular event for Spoken Views Collective, MONDAY NIGHT POETRY has a zero tolerance policy for the fore mentioned behaviors. Spoken Views Collective additionally designates the evening’s HOST as reserving the right to have any and all individuals breaking these expected codes of conduct (which honor the humanity in each other) removed and denied service. If patterns of behavior are either singularly egregious enough or show a pattern of behavior across multiple venues or events then individuals may be denied access to the Collective altogether in order to maintain our vision as a community entity.
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#poetry #poet #poets #poetrycommunity #spokenword #spokenwordartist #openmic #poetryshow #poetryevent #brukapoetry #sidewayseightprojects #reno #nevada #spokenviewscollective #biggestlittlecity #mondaynightpoetry #poetryisnotdead #goldenageofpoetry #shimssurplussupplies #poem #poems #stage #performancepoetry #performancepoet #collective #renoartscene #renoarts #art #artist
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Collective Breath – Final Episode

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 52
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Week of Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 104 (of 104 overall)
Writing Prompt:
Write in response to the phrase…
“THE END”

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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Collective Breath – Episode 51 – 6/28/22 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 51
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Week of Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 103 (of 104 overall)
Writing Prompt:
Write in response to the question…
WHAT IS YOUR CALLING?
“GROWTH”

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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Collective Breath – Episode 102 – 6/21/22 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 50
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Week of Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 102 (of 104 overall)
Writing Prompt:
Write in response to the singular word
“GROWTH”

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poets of Instagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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