Poetry is the most powerful development tool available to humankind.
Smarter, More Confident, Happier, More Productive.
Founder, Anita Govan, is a bastion of the Edinburgh Literary scene. Former Makar of Stirling, Anita was one of the team that introduced performance poetry to Scotland 25 years ago. She has been a leading Teaching Artist for over 20 years, working for clients as diverse as Scottish Prison Service, Aberdeen Council and the world-renowned Wellcome Trust.
Better Teamwork & Collaboration.
Team Development & Wellbeing
In these unique and difficult times, WordLab Arts is delighted to announce our Lockdown Team Development & Wellbeing videos. This is a series of poetry video tutorials designed to enable your staff cope with the stresses of today's circumstances and connect your employees, particularly when reestablishing team bonds, helping them deal with anxieties and friction while building solidarity across teams. The process will bring to light fears and frustrations, helping staff deal with issues relating to the return to the office and assist in bringing them back together as a functioning unit.
Modern neuroscience shows that like music, poetry creates stronger, more interconnected neural structures which create stronger, more interconnected memories. Because of poetry’s innate interaction with language and cognition centres of the brain; memorising poetry is immensely beneficial. But the mentored process which our participants undertake is even more powerful and profound in its impacts: creating stronger, more interconnected cognitive processes which improve decision-making and information assimilation, build creativity, and substantially improve essential qualities such as resilience, empathy and adaptability; contributing significantly to improvements in team-bonding and wellbeing.