Poems provide comfort
Through interviews with pastoral staff about poetry as a useful tool, Kim has found that, increasingly, people are open to and enthusiastic about poetry as a means of starting conversation in pastoral visits. Those to whom you minister may find comfort in poems, and you may as well as you burden the grief along with these people.
Using poetry for pastoral care
Ministers of pastoral care (e.g. Stephen’s Ministers) may appreciate learning how to prepare for and use poetry during their visits.
During a workshop or webinar, Kim can recommend and review specific poems to carry with them, as well as proven methods for using the poems one-on-one and with small groups.
In addition, Kim offers many poetry circle topics that can be structured as webinars, evening sessions, mini-retreats, or full-day/weekend retreats. Peruse the themes.