What is Poetry therapy?

What is Poetry therapy?

Poetry therapy is a form of expressive therapy that involves the use of poetry and other forms of literature to promote emotional and mental health. It is a type of therapeutic intervention that utilizes the power of language and creative expression to help individuals explore and understand their emotions, experiences, and inner thoughts.

Poetry therapy can involve a range of activities, including reading and discussing poems, writing original poetry, and engaging in group discussions or workshops focused on poetry and literature. It can be used to address a variety of emotional and psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and self-esteem issues.

The goal of poetry therapy is to help individuals gain insight into their emotions and experiences, develop self-awareness and self-expression, and find new ways to cope with challenges and stressors. It is often used in conjunction with other forms of therapy, such as talk therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy, to enhance the overall effectiveness of treatment.

Shervan K Shahhian

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