The Language Of Emotion

The language of emotion is often manifested in the words of poetry. It can be a natural resource for healing and, historically, its medicinal properties have been effectively used in every country and every language (Leedy, 1973). Poetry can be both a stimulus for eliciting emotion in one's group, which furthers dialogue, and a projective technique helping the group leader further understand, perhaps, the unspoken meaningful historical events in a client's life (Fehr, 1999, 2003). This intervention is especially effective for the novice group leader, the seasoned clinician who wishes to include group therapy into his or her practice and is anxious with initially promoting dialogue with group members, and the seasoned clinician who desires further and varied interventions in his or her work.


This intervention can be used with almost any type of group that is deemed process oriented. It too could be effectively used with groups where the intent is to demonstrate individual differences in order to reduce judgment and increase sensitivity. It does not matter if it is time limited or long term. The only two requirements are the person has to have the ability to read and the ability to have a certain potential to be introspective; its success is, in great part, dependent on the client having a subjective experience with the stimulus of the poem. It is not recommended for concrete-thinking clients or clients who have very loose associations.

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

The Power Of Positive Thinking In The Post Modern Age Manifest Positive Thoughts In This Fast Pace Age. Positive thinking is an attitude that admits into the brain thoughts, words and pictures that are conductive to development, expansion and success.

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