The Institute for Poetic Medicine  –

Public workshops, retreats and professional programs with John Fox, Certified Poetry Therapist, and by others, for groups and individuals in therapeutic, healing, medical, teaching and pastoral professions, as well as for individuals living with life altering illnesses. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to healing body, mind and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing and writing poetry.

Bahareh Amidi, Poetry Therapist

YouTube of TedX Abu Dhabi featuring Bahareh speaking on the connection between poetry and healing in the context of Poetic Medicine.

Kim Rosen, author of Saved by a Poem:  The Transformative Power of Words

David Whyte, poet:  Many Rivers Home “Poetry: Language against which we have no defenses.”


Book:  Poetic Medicine:  The Healing Art of Poem-Making by John Fox, C.P.T.

Book:  Saved by a Poem:  The Transformative Power of Words by Kim Rosen www.

Book:  Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words by Susan


Article:  Why Talk Therapy Is on the Wane and Writing Workshops Are on the


Recording:  Midlife and the Great Unknown:  Finding Courage and Clarity Through Poetry by David

Recoridng:  What to Remember When Waking:  The Disciplines of an Everyday Life by David Whyte  “An unforgettable journey through poetry, imaginative insight, and transformative wisdom.”