This is a poem I wrote in the early hours of this morning thinking about how people coped through WW II and thinking about this world-wide virus.
VE Day -75 Years A Reflective Poem
About the Author: Christine Redfern
I was a teacher for 37 years working in Secondary schools, Pupil Referral Units and for a Behaviour Service for 14 years. In 2012 I became self-employed as a Psychotherapist and work in both Primary and Secondary schools as a therapist working both individually and with groups as well as with adults in Private Practice. I studied and completed a 4 year Masters Degree course at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and finished my studies with a Post Graduate Diploma after not finishing my research having taken a year out for a member of my family who was battling cancer. In 2013 I sang at the International Conference in Grantham for the first time - singing songs I had written mainly for the children I have worked with. Following a request for copies of my songs I recorded a CD called 'Your Life-Making Contact Through Songs' and then in March 2015. With the encouragement of some IIPA members, I published a selection of poems written throughout my own personal therapy and the Masters course called 'Shades of Self - Poetic Integration'. Richard wrote the Foreword for the book and a number of psychotherapists, trainers and supervisors, including Sandra Watson - endorsed my book. In 2015 I sang a new song I had written for the theme of the Conference in Bilbao called 'Crisis, Hope and Celebration'and my songs can be viewed together with some poetry on my You tube account 60Tilley The book and CD can be bought from: www.ypdbooks.com in the UK (York Publishing Services) In March 2017 I sang again at the Conference in Milan and look forward to joining the IIPA community again at the next conference in Montpellier in France. Having been in a supervision group, led by Sandra, for the past 2 years, it has been a privilege to be in her group and to learn so much from a fabulous member of the IIPA who has given so much of herself.