What is Therapeutic Speech?
Therapeutic Speech is an approach that can free us from habits that constrict and limit us in ways we do not wish. Poetry, story and drama are used as a creative focus alongside discussion and creative listening to develop the communication skills we each need to live a full life. When we speak well, meaning, confidence, clarity and well-being can grow. As with our food, our very speech has the power to nourish us. As our speech becomes more alive, we nourish ourselves and warm the world around us. Speech impediments or challenges can also be helped.
"I do come with words as medicinal as true. . . .Not only as your counsellor do I come, but as your your physician..”
- Paulina to the King, from A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare