Autumn wind –
mountain’s shadow

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)

Haiku Healing

by Glen Walton M.Ed. LMSW

A Workshop on Sat&Sun Oct 31-Nov 1 2015

What does a 17th Century Japanese poetic form have to do with healing grief ? More than you might think. Join poet and psychotherapist Glen Walton to discover the inherent peace that dwells within Haiku. Participants will gently explore their own psyche to find both the source of emotional pain and possible solutions. Utilizing images from nature, paired with emotional content provided by life experiences, learn how to craft beautiful Haiku to allow the expression of grief – and begin your own healing. The workshop will more thoroughly study the origin and elements of Haiku. Most of the time is allowed for participants to create their own Haiku to address personal grief and loss issues. Participants will also learn how to begin to utilize Haiku as a therapeutic tool for use with patients struggling with their own grief issues.

glen waltonGlen Walton, M. Ed. LMSW/IPR studied with William Glasser, M.D. at The Institute for RealityTherapy in Los Angeles. Mr. Walton has published poetry in Cenizo and Desert Candle. He currently works with patients and their families at Home Hospice in Odessa, Texas.



Hours: 9am-5pm on Sat. 9am-1pm on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon we will attend the Dias de los Muertos Marigold Parade in Albuquerque! CEUs available

WORKSHOP LOCATION:a beautiful home is the South Valley of Albuquerque. Call for directions.

Workshop Fee:$175 before 10/1, $200 starting 10/1. Previous Participants $100

To Register: Call (505) 720 4115 or email thebirkmayerinstitute @

Don’t weep, insects –
Lovers, stars themselves,
Must part.

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)