College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
poetry, therapy, cycles, healing, psychology, psychotherapy, writing
Brown, Tosha Marie, "Understanding Toxic Cycles and How to Defeat Them: How Poetry Can Heal" (2022). Masters Theses. 925.
Cathartic writing dates back millennia. Poetry, as a form of therapy, has been used in history to nurture the soul. Its effects go deeper than spiritually, and has been shown to aid in dealing with depression, anxiety and negative behaviors.