Conversation with Dr. Marianela Medrano on Promoting Healing through Language, Poetry, and Story

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Dr. Marianela Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has lived in Connecticut since 1990. A poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychology. Her literary work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her poetry has been translated into Italian and French. She is President of The National Association for Poetry Therapy, NAPT. She directs Palabra Counseling & Training Center, LLC, with offices in Stanford, New Haven and Middlebury in CT.

Her individual publications include: Oficio de Vivir (Buho,1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza (Buho,1987), Regando Esencias/ The Scent of Waiting (Alcance,1998), Curada de Espantos (Torremozas, 2002), Diosas de la Yuca, (Torremozas, 2011), Prietica (Alfaguara, 2013). Rooting (Owlfeather Collective, 2017).

In 2015 she did a TEDTALK at Ursuline College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQeBYd2oJk.

Dr. Marianela Medrano and I discuss how we can create a healing pathway to our own stories by:

  • Writing poetry
  • Opening to our Political and spiritual consciousness
  • Understanding our Root connections with ourselves and others
  • Relating to the attributes of a Woman of Power and Grace.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/08os5Ir_mJQ

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