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Create a Healing Narrative Through Poetry

Explore Poetry Writing as a Healing Practice


Living Poems, Writing Lives Poetry Class

Living Poems, Writing Lives  invites you to deepen your Narrative Healing experience through an exploration of poetry writing as a healing practice. In this class we write in order to explore poetry and ourselves  through  poetry. No poetry writing experience is necessary.  Whether you love poetry, fear it or are unsure what it is, you will  learn to use the tools of poetry writing more effectively as a transformative healing practice for yourself and with your clients.

What I have noticed in my experience through this class is that I am going deeper, for me much deeper, in understanding the roots of many of my points of suffering – whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual….What I find amazing is what comes up in the time we are given to free write after hearing a poem.
~ Jim MacNaughton

Your Learning Experience:

In each session we will introduce/review a selected literary tool, briefly explore a poem or two as examples, write in response to prompts, share drafts on a voluntary basis, and time permitting, provide brief, focused feedback for each other’s writing.  Between sessions, professionals will post their writing, respond to reflection questions, and provide feedback to each other in a private online forum.

View the week-by-week class outline

Our focus is on the impact the writing has on both the writer and the reader, and NOT on correcting anything or telling anyone what he or she should do.  Learn to have a deeper awareness, build trust and listen/read through poetry.

Join Reggie Marra, MA, PCC, poet, educator and Integral Master Coach™ in this six-session (over eight weeks) exploration of poetry, healing and self. In the video below, Reggie tells the story behind, and then presents part of, his own healing narrative through the poemFillet of Soul With a Dark Night Glaze.

Class Summary

  • Cost: $495
  • Class size : Limited to 12 participants
  • CCEU’s : This class is eligible for 12 ICF Resource Development CCEUs.
  • Six 2-hour Sessions
  • 2018 class dates TBD
  • CCEU’s: This class is eligible for 12 ICF Resource Development CCEUs.
  • Connectivity: Live class sessions utilize Zoom video technology. The program is free and all sessions will be recorded and archived for participants throughout the program.



Reggie Marra


Reggie Marra, MA, PCC is an award-winning poet, and the author of three volumes of poetry and four books of nonfiction. His third volume of poetry, And Now Still, was released in January 2016. He has conducted hundreds of poetry-writing sessions for students from 1st-grade through post-graduate professionals, including presentations for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, The Transformative Language Arts Network, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and in schools throughout the northeastern U.S. Reggie holds a PCC credential with the International Coach Federation, is a Phone Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and is the Creative Director here at Teleosis Institute.

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