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(Latin) noun, poetry, verse.

The Power of Poetry

Camena, based in Edinburgh, is a company comprising artists who specialize in providing creative solutions to businesses’ wellbeing and development challenges through poetry engagement. Our team of esteemed teaching artists employs participatory practices to deliver these solutions.

Engaging with poetry serves as a foundational tool for brain development, enriching cognitive and emotional processing. It fosters essential skills such as wellbeing, resilience, empathy, and communication, thereby enhancing individual performance and fostering stronger, more cohesive teams and businesses. This approach also enhances leadership abilities, aids in strategic planning and execution, facilitates stress management, promotes creativity and innovation, and contributes to a positive organizational culture and staff retention.

Poetry exerts a potent and distinct influence on the brain, having been integral to education for centuries. Its absence from educational curricula in the UK and US is seen as a significant contributor to the wellbeing crisis facing companies today. By engaging with poetry, employees develop enduring brain structures that yield profound and lasting benefits in their interactions with colleagues and clients.

Camena’s programs are designed to be affordable, accessible, and enjoyable, providing a safe space for staff to explore emotional and performance-related challenges. These programs start at £400 per person and can be delivered both in-person and online, accommodating groups ranging from 5 to 15 individuals.

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Transform your workplace

Camena offers startling cognitive and wellbeing benefits.

Enhanced performance, leadership development, improved staff retention and a restored sense of belonging.

Camena is a boutique learning and development company based in Edinburgh. Our mission is to show the extraordinary rewards of working with poetry for wellbeing, development and performance.

Lessons Learned Through Poetry Last a Lifetime

Our team of leading teaching artists harness the unique power of poetry to produce unparalleled benefits for wellbeing, communication, strategy, teamwork and leadership.

Harvard Business Review

Camena is committed to delivering the highest standards of innovation, integrity and performance. Courses are accessible, engaging and immensely powerful. Our renowned teaching artists generate confidence and creativity in a safe, supportive and productive environment.

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Placing poetry at the heart of business


“Poetry gives our cadets a new and vital way of seeing the world”….

…“offering differing perspectives, competing values and conflicting emotions”

“In teaching cadets poetry we teach them not what to think, but how to think.”

Lt Gen James Lennox (US Military Academy, West Point)

From What Poetry Brings to Business (Clare Morgan).

“A whirlwind of fun, exploration, inspiration, depth, and laughter. Poetic company where everyone is welcome. So enjoyable and worthwhile to do, definitely recommended!”