When you book me to present at your event, I don't just speak about a topic, I perform & embody it. Whether I share the benefits of peer support for people new to mental health challenges or read from my latest poetic endeavors, I live my words.
I offer connection, self-reflection & emotional intimacy for audiences big & small. Because my subject matters have changed me, my presentations, scripted or not, leave people with a sense of hope & being changed as well.
We Are Many: Deepening our understanding of poetry therapy through Internal Family Systems' 'Parts Work.' - September 2022 for the International Academy of Poetry Therapy trainees (not recorded).
Out of the Woodwork: Effective Peer Support with a Population New to Mental Health Challenges - October 2022 for the Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Conference (not recorded).
This Circle Happens Once: How "brave space" values enrich Poetry Therapy facilitation - August 2023 for the International Academy of Poetry Therapy trainees (not recorded).
Supporting Staff Navigating Work-Related Grief and Loss - August 2023 for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (not recorded).
Areas of Interest
anonymous survey participant
"I loved that it is ok to have and express emotions when dealing or working with grief and staff."