” Your Words Your Voice” Booklet and Video


Your Words Your Voice has been a gift from the universe to me and here in this form from me to you. Like many other gifts, it has been in the making for many years, and many people have contributed to its Light. I thank each and every travel companion, my teachers, students and guides. […]

Pigeon Mail – Express Delivery – Poetry Therapy Across Continents

Sometimes there are no words to describe an encounter, no words better than the actual words and so here is a magical encounter: 11/26/13 Dear Bahareh, I hope this email finds you well. I will introduce ‘One Word’ to my Master 1 Psychology students tomorrow as our Poetry Therapy sequel and I am writing to plant a seed…  […]

Bringing Poetry Therapy to UAE University in Al Ain

What a memorable and magical day I have had at UAEU. The warmth and welcome of the students, faculty and staff has left me full of life and light. The planning of my visit to UAEU started about 5 months ago when I was contacted by Elin Ahmadpour who is a member of the faculty. […]

Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature: Experience Poetry as Healer; This Moment Here Now. March 7, 2013

  Event: Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature: This Moment Here Now Speaker and Presenter: Bahareh Amidi Date: 7 March, Thursday Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City Bahareh Amidi, (www.Bahareh.com) the Iranian-American spiritual poet and poetry therapist in training, takes you on a journey within YOU. Come and discover the […]

A Thank You Note to my Travel Companions at the Poetry Therapy Workshop

Dear Travel Companions, How to begin to thank you for this wonderful gift of our time together today. How fortunate I am to have found you all at this point of my journey on this day. Today was the first official Poetry Therapy session I have held, the first of many I know. The session […]

The Pilgrimage Within: A Poetry Writing and Healing Workshop. Saturday January 12. Cafe Arabia

Dear Friends, it is such a pleasure and honor for me to continue in the footsteps of my mentor and teacher John Fox. During his visit to Abu Dhabi, he had a wonderful poetry writing and healing workshop at Cafe Arabia. There were many in the group that showed an interest in getting together on […]

Teacher: John Fox, Student: Bahareh, Lesson: Poetry Therapy

The great fortune of having a teacher on one’s path. I think it is true what they say when the student is ready the teacher appears. That has been the case for me all my life as I have come across really wonderful teachers in my life. I had the great honor of having my […]

Poetry Therapy with John Fox at Cafe Arabia

Come to Cafe Arabia to hear John Fox, CPT speak on the healing power of poetry and how it can help you * gain insight and express caring * celebrate and affirm your blessings * cope better with losses and change * build community and find more meaning John Fox will share this with you in […]

Writing Poems as Stress-Relief and a Bridge to Possibility – with John Fox at Tamakkan

TAMAKKAN PRESENTS- OPTIMISING ENTREPRENEUR PERFORMANCE IN 2013: WELLNESS OF MIND, BODY AND SOUL December 9 | 6-8 pm | Al Mamoura Auditorium, Abu Dhabi | Free seminar PROGRAMME INCLUDES: JOHN FOX, Renowned American poetry therapist and founder of the Institute of Poetic Medicine, California: “Writing Poems as Stress-Relief and a Bridge to Possibility” BAHAREH AMIDI, […]

Poem Making to Recharge Body Mind and Soul – with John Fox at Body Tree

Come and join internationally respected poetry therapist and poet John Fox in using poetry and poem-making to recharge body, mind and soul — as an antidote to the intensity of daily life.  This kind of creativity, rooted in healing and self-discovery, rather than literary critique, enhances quality of life. Poetic language, language that comes from […]

My Teacher of Poetic Medicine John Fox is coming to Abu Dhabi

This would be like any child’s dream right? To have one of their favorite teachers actually come for a visit! And now that very same thing is happening for me! My teacher of Poetry Therapy is coming for a visit to Abu Dhabi. John Fox will be here from December 5th until December 15th 2012. […]

Poetry Therapy Course

It has been exactly three weeks since the completion of our first session of courses for poetry therapy. I have been wanting to write about the experience almost everyday, but each day I have not. I am not sure why, perhaps because the experience was so Grand that I do not see it fit to […]

TEDx Abu Dhabi 2012 Poetry Therapy; writing about Images and Feelings

To be a part of TED was truly an honor and a pleasure. I mean just to say you are going to a TED gathering brings with it all those wonderful images and thoughts of all the wonderful speakers that have come and gone but never really gone out of one’s mind, psyche and being. […]

Poetry Therapy Retreat

My looking Ripens Things is the title of this weekends poetry therapy retreat with John Fox. It is incredible to learn how words have such an incredible power to heal.  I have spent the day in a room with eight other women and out guide John and i feel like i have made friends i […]

We Hold each other’s WORDS as we HEAL HEARTS

I have always known that words can heal, but most recently i am learning more about it from a teacher by the name of John Fox. In his book Poetic Medicine he talks about the healing art of Poem Making. I have been visiting the Filipino Safe House for a couple of years. This is […]