Tuesday, October 29
Avenues for healing suffering and loss include poetry as "medicine for the soul."
In the hour, Ricki Pollycove, an experienced physician, shares bedside narratives from end of life care with an award winning poet, Jane Hirshfield, guiding an experience of poetry as portal to emotions that serve as a compass in the direction of healing.
Music as evocative medicine for the soul accompany this session. Attendees will be invited to sink into deep listening, feeling, thinking, resonating and navigating paths through experiences of loss, mourning, grief, anxiety and fear.
Participants are encouraged to write their own poems, recognizing poetry a a window into emotions and a valuable place to dwell in sadness. Writing words were not said in life can honor theist, release regret of unfinished business and give permission to heal. For those who are curious about "Poetry as Therapy" this moving introduction may create a new avenue for self expression and understanding.