reduces the anxiety of patients with MI and may improve their symptoms.
as a tool for strengths-based practice.
In America, the Centre for Poetry Therapy
and the Centre for Journal Therapy are long-established, while in Britain, Survivors Poetry and the National Network for Art in Health are trying to raise the profile of writing in health.
Rodriguez is a recipient of an Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, a Lila Wallace--Reader's Digest Writers Award, a Lannan Fellowship for Poetry, and a Public Service Award from the National Association of Poetry Therapy
. He is also founder/director of Tia Chucha Press, the publishing wing of Chicago's Guild Complex.
For example, members of various mental health occupations practice poetry therapy
. These therapists might start a group therapy session by reading aloud a poem.
In this resource for creative arts therapy students, mental health professionals, and anyone else interested in the healing possibilities of creative expression, Chavis, a licensed psychologist and a certified poetry therapist, explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, describes how to facilitate poetry therapy
sessions, and provides suggestions for personal writing activities.