A potential therapeutic tool can be the use of poetry. It offers a non-directive way to explore our experiences and emotional responses. Gaining perspective from a position of objectivity can sometimes allow us to explore alternative thought processes and coping strategies. In other words, if talking about what you are or have gone through feels scary, poetry can offer a way to explore this from a seat in the audience. Allowing you to verbalise feelings and thoughts through creating something.
Below, with their kind permission, is a great example of the use of poetry in therapy from a child supported through our practice at Talk In The Bay. It is untitled but explores the experience of being noticed.