Welcome to Irish Poetry Therapy Network - IPTN, a non-profit organisation that provides an environment where participants explore at first hand, through the use of poetry therapy and bibliotherapy, the healing power of poetry as a means of identifying and dealing with various life issues.

Find out more about us and how to join our network by checking out our site.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Save the Date: IPTN 9th Annual Conference

We are living in challenging times, in a new normal. For this reason, IPTN is holding our 9th Annual Conference in our IPTN Zoom Room on 17th October 2020.

Experience of running two Poetry Therapy sessions with Carol on Resilience, and two Peer Group sessions with Ger and Theresa in June and July this year, we are confident of holding an interesting and rewarding 9th annual conference on the Zoom platform.

Places are limited so save your place now!

Save the Date: 
Saturday 17th October 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020


IPTN is inviting you to a scheduled AGM Zoom meeting.
We will also be considering the role of PT and IPTN in relation to the Covid19 stuation.

Topic: IPTN AGM Zoom Meeting
Time: May 15, 2020 03:00 PM London

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Healing through Poetry Conference

The Open Frame

A beautiful day in Belfast
my body can taste the life
of plants and rivers
my tears are mine not yours
quilts are our ancestors
I gather these pebbles
and remember my place.

She curls up inside her coat
under Belfast's autumnal sky
the leaves fall asleep and so do I
I am grateful for connection
with once strangers.

Wordlessly good
emotional upheaval
a matter of life and death
the open frame of poetry.

This group poem was written by participants of IPTN's Healing Through Poetry
Conference '19 held in the Wellington Hotel, Belfast.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Poetry Therapy Ezine Autumn '19

Check out link to our new Poetry Therapy Newsletter here Poetry Therapy Ezine Autumn 19

Issuu no longer allows us to embed the ezine on our blog but you can still read it on their

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Two Poetry Therapy Workshops in Belfast

Here are links to two poetry therapy workshops at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast on  21 September '19 and 30 November '19:

Poetry Therapy in Practice: Finding the light through poetry

Poetry Therapy in Practice: Poetry Art - the stillness between