WORKSHOPS WITH RONNA BLOOM,
Poet-in-Residence for the Progam in Health, Arts and Humanities
I Start The Day…
a writing & reflection session
on vocation, purpose, intention, and burnout in the lives of health care workers
How do you start the day? Trepidation? Curiosity? This workshop offers an opportunity to expore and express what it’s like to engage purposefully and with intention in your work as a health care professional considering the constraints of the health care system and the world as it is. We will look at the impact on your health, and the questions of ‘how we do it’ within the context of a grounding in poetry and writing.
*Learn five rules for writing that can be used to reflect on one’s work, relationships, and life
*Engage with poetry as a tool for understanding and expressing challenges .
*Increase awareness of the impact of the professional on the personal, and the personal on the professional .
*Explore poetry and writing as practices of self-care .
Sponsored by the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto
Tuesday November 15, 2022 6PM-7:39PM
Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. She has collaborated with health care professionals, filmmakers, academics, students, spiritual leaders, and architects. A frequent guest in the faculties of Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, as well at teaching hospitals, she brings 25 years of psychotherapy practice to her work as a poet and facilitator.
Ronna developed the first Poet in Residence program at Sinai Health which ran from 2012-2019 and is Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme. Her “Spontaneous Poetry Booth” and “RX for Poetry” have been featured in hospitals and fundraisers in Canada and abroad. Her new book, A Possible Trust:The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, Selected with an Introduction by Phil Hall, will be published by Wilfred Laurier University Press in 2023. ronnabloom.com