I have attended several of Kira Allen’s VisionBoard sessions over the past 8 years to gain perspective and to begin healing from some challenging experiences. Each time I have been able to connect incidents/patterns/behaviors from my past to see the cycles I need to break to live more completely. I have truly been able to heal from each session, set clear goals for myself, and manifest those goals by having a beautiful visual reminder to keep me on track. I highly recommend anyone attend these sessions because with Kira’s guidance; forgiveness and healing are inevitable. — Ché Phillips.
Kira is a wonderful author and teacher who inspired me to dig deep into my poetic self and integrate it into my life. After taking her workshop, I now think freely in poems and that is a gift for a prose writer and human being on a path of liberation and love. Her poetry is accessible, relate-able and full-hearted. – Linda G.
Magnolia clients completed anonymous evaluations, ranking access to poetry and art as one of the most important and inspiring parts of their recovery process, below are some of the quotes from their evaluations:
Our classes were very soothing, I learned I am strong, smart and loving; I didn’t want it to stop!
I learned writing makes me happy. I gained a sense of my own strength and high self-esteem.
It feels good to get your feelings out on paper and read them out loud. I felt so much better once I started getting things off my chest and I realized that I’m capable of doing more than I give myself credit for.
Taking Miss Kira’s classes made me think outside the box and I learned that I’m actually good at being creative with words!
I would recommend the WRITE THIS SECOND classes to other people because you can express yourself with no wrong answers. I appreciate how much easier it is for everyone to be sensitive and open-minded with one another when we all share how we really feel.
After friends and family came to see Magnolia clients read their poems they wrote:
Remember we are connected – when you hurt we hurt, when you learn to thrive so do we – Keep it up, you are amazing!
I feel that my daughter has come a long way from where she was. I’m so proud of her and I feel like she is finally finding her way.
I learned that my daughter is a beautiful and well spoken poet.
I did not know how much my daughter was hurting inside, I’m so proud of her and all her growth. I love her with all my life.