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Sunday, November 8 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Inspiring Recovery & Empowerment Over Addiction and Trauma through Creative Writing

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The Poets of Well-Being present a collaborative performance, followed by a panel discussion of how their poetry and spoken word workshops have helped people recover from substance abuse and trauma. They will demonstrate how creative writing can engage one’s inner wisdom, humor, and lyricism to empower both individuals and communities in their journeys through recovery. Through discussion, ideas on how to use poetry and spoken word as means for transformation will be explored, and the presenters will share their own experiences and insights as poet/therapists, and as the founder/facilitators of the Poetry of Well-Being workshops. With a focus on personal and professional collaboration to develop creativity and community, this 90-minute workshop invites participants to share the joy of the written and spoken word by engaging in this interactive performance experience.w

Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


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Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA

Maggie Bloomfield, LCSW, CASAC, MFA, is an actor, published writer, educator, psychotherapist, and addiction counselor in Westhampton and New York City. She presents writing workshops and readings in appropriate venues on Long Island with The Poets of Well-Being. Maggie’s work derives from her longtime recovery from alcoholism, and belief in the healing power of writing. She won an Emmy for lyrics on "Sesame Street," and has been... Read More →
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Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC

Susan Dingle, LCSW, CASAC, is a spoken word poet, performance artist, and therapist in private practice in Southold, New York. A published author with a master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught at Colgate University. Sober since 1981, Susan now integrates mindfulness, creative writing and self-care into workshops for clients, clinicians and educators. With the Poets of Well Being, she presents... Read More →
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Terri Muuss, LMSW

Terri Muuss, LMSW, has had poetry published in Apercus Quarterly, Atticus Review, Bolts of Silk, Long Island Quarterly, and Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women. Her first book was titiled, Over Exposed. Terri earned her BA in Theatre from Kean University. Her one-woman show was titled, "Anatomy of a Doll." A licensed social worker (MSW, Hunter College), Terri uses the arts with trauma survivors... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)