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Poetry & Mindfulness Uplift
24 January @ 3:55 pm - 4:45 pmGBP£40
Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity this new year.
Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity. I’ve thrown in a sprinkling of poetry and a period of writing together for a weekly uplift!
‘I loved these sessions. It was a little oasis of calm in a busy, too active life; time to switch off and be still… to be a human being rather than a human doer. I also enjoyed the discipline of a weekly date with the stimulus to write and with just enough input to set us going. ‘ Moira Brimacombe
These sessions are refresh in the late afternoon lag!
Each session focuses on a theme to spur positive wellbeing, with a prompt for writing.
Writing with mindfulness will give your writing a refreshing edge.
WHO is it for?
Those interested in mindfulness and/or poetry or writing. Those who want to explore techniques to recharge their wellbeing and creativity. You don’t have to be writer or poet to enjoy the sessions. Alternatively, you maybe a writer wanting to explore the effect of mindfulness on your writing (it surprised me how it expanded my creative expression).
Tuesdays 17th, 24th, 31st January & 7th February
Or you can just try the first one!
Login time (log in 5mins before we start)
3.55 pm Western Australia
These sessions are 35mins long, followed by an additional 15mins of writing together, thus 45mins in total (it is recommended, but you don’t have to stay for the 15mins of writing time at the end).
For those who can stay longer during the last session on 7th Feb, participants will share their reflections and writing over the four weeks (approx. 1 hour 15mins in total for this session).
Please arrive early to settle in. The meeting room opens 5 mins before we start, and it closes just after we begin so as not to interrupt our peaceful mindfulness.
Get really comfy and bring a journal for your writing.
£GBP40 for 4 sessions
Or try the first session for £GBP12 and then book the rest if you want to.
Research has shown that the brain actually changes in response to regular mindfulness practice. Mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain, and boost happiness, creativity, memory and concentration. Mindfulness is recommended by the NHS.
It enriches and deepens your writing practice, and can spark new poems.
Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique that can help you manage and prevent feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or discontent. It enables anyone who practices it to live a more attentive, appreciative and vibrant life. The University of Oxford, Mindfulness Centre.
About Cath Drake:
Cath is an award-winning poet and nonfiction writer living in London. She teaches poetry, creative writing and mindfulness. She has practiced meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years in Australia and UK. She’s an active member of London Buddhist Centre where she set up monthly mindfulness and social action group. Cath trains with Breathworks mindfulness teacher training.
‘I so loved your mindfulness and poetry sessions – they bring me to a place of contentment and quiet creativity.’ Virginia Gilmour
‘I’ve got so much out of these sessions; I’m really grateful… so gentle and inspiring. The mindfulness and the poems are perfect together. Cath is so skilled at leading these sessions… and is very skillful at holding the space, so it doesn’t feel like an online meeting and much more like a real community.’ Naomi Woddis