Healing Poetry: how the right poem can change your life

Can the words written or spoken by a poet lead to real healing and transformation? Does a poem have the capacity to change something deep within? What actually happens when we fully engage with a poem?

In a recent therapy session with a client I was reminded of the healing power of poetry.

She arrived with a printed copy of the poem and read it to me with tears in her eyes. In just a few lines, the poem had captured where she was at in her life…and where she hoped to get to.

In this post we’ll look at how certain poetry has the capacity to touch and transform us at the core of our being.

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