Books

I have read these books, own and use them personally and professionally.  Please share your favorites with me too.

Poetry

The Practice of Poetry Robin Behn & Chase Twichell, Editors

poem crazy: freeing your life with words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge

writing poetry from the inside out: finding your voice through the craft of poetry by Sanford Lyne

Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making by John Fox

Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making by John Fox

Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

Journals

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day by Intelligent Change

The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry

Blessings and Legacy Writing 

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal by Rachael Naomi Remen

My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
by Rachel Naomi Remen

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O'donohue

Prayers for a Thousand Years: Blessings and Expressions of Hope for the New Millennium by Elizabeth Roberts & Elias Amidon

Writing the Sacred: A Psalm-Inspired Path by Ray McGinnis

A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles Edited by M.J. Ryan

Your Legacy Matters: a Multi-generational Guide for Writing Your Ethical Will by Rachael Freed

The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman by Rachael Freed

Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life by Claire B. Willis

Writing Prompts 

Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth by Kathleen Adams

A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judy Reeves

The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

For Professionals Working with Clients 

Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals by Kate Thompson

Expressive Writing: Words that Heal by James W. Pennebakbr and John F. Evans

Expressive Writing: Counseling and Healthcare Edited by Kate Thompson and Kathleen Adams

Expressive Writing: Foundation of Practice Edited by Kathleen Adams, forward by Dr. James W. Pennebakber

Your Brain on Ink: A Workbook on Neuroplasticity and the Journal Ladder (It's Easy to W.R.I.T.E. Expressive Writing) by Kathleen Adams and Deborah Ross

Resources

The Center for Journal Therapy (CJT)  Since 1985, The Center for Journal Therapy has been teaching, publishing, and connecting qualified therapists and educators who deliver writing programs internationally.  The Writing Institute, a fully on-line professional training division of The Center for Journal Therapy, provides credentials training.

The National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) Poets, journal keepers, storytellers and song-writ­ers, psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family thera­pists, educators, librarians/information specialists, nurses, physicians, occupational and recreational therapists and clergy working in prisons, support groups, schools, inpatient and day-hospitals, Veterans’ Administration clinics, etc. are NAPT members.

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