Throughout life we encounter times of personal stress e.g., job loss, failed relationships, illness, or struggles with life direction. Even positive changes – marriage, parenthood, retirement – can cause tension.
HopeWorks’ Poetry N2 Wellness & Action workshops use the power of words to encourage healing, community-building, cultural shifts, liberation and celebration.
Poetry offers a pathway into reflection; opportunity to creatively resolve and renew.
In a small group setting, we explore topics such as stress, gender roles, trust, joy, justice, stigma, and relationships through expressive activities like writing, collaging and music.
The Poetry N2 Wellness & Action workshops are interactive, using a modality called Transformative Language Arts, an academic field focused on social and personal change through the power of the written, spoken or sung word. Through creative activities – writing, art, music – as well as sharing with others, participants will discover inner strength, process feelings and move towards transformation.
HopeWorks offers Poetry N2 Wellness & Action workshops to individuals interested in personal growth. Through creative exercises in a group setting, participants gain insight as well as share observations and experiences to help others. The objective of these sessions is to improve self-understanding in order to create a more fulfilling life.
Issues that can be explored in Poetry N2 Wellness & Action Workshops include:
Programs are offered at the HopeWorks Columbia office and are open to the general public and to survivors who are out of crisis.