January 17, 2018: Friendly Bonds 

I spoke to one of my close friends in the poetry therapy community. I’ve known her for almost 15 years. I remember when I first met this supportive circle: I went to a group in order to seek more information about using poetry as a healing tool. During this group session, I was in the presence of social workers and teachers who applied poetry therapy in many educational settings. 

I decided to pursue my path in becoming a poetry therapy practitioner, and I formed many bonds with such a close knit group. Although I now live quite a distance away from the primary meeting areas, I maintain contact to some of my fellow community members today. Distance can be a challenge, yet I’m thankful for different methods of interaction.

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