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Poetry & Mindfulness Uplift – 6 sessions Jan/Feb 2022

Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity.

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 session of writing together for a weekly uplift!

These sessions are a fresh start to the day in the UK, or perhaps a wind down in Australia nearing the end of the day.

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.

I’ve got so much out of these sessions; I’m really grateful. They’ve been amazing – 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

I so loved your mindfulness and poetry sessions – they bring me to a place of contentment and quiet creativity. Virginia Gilmour

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).

DATES

Tuesdays 18th, 25th, January & 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February

TIMING 

Login time (log in 5mins before we start)

7.55am UK Time

3.55pm Western Australia

6.55pm Australian Eastern Standard Time  eg Sydney time

A useful link for checking other timezones: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

These sessions are 30mins 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 example, if you are in the UK, we login at 7.55am; there’s a session of mindfulness with poetry at 8-8.30am (and the meeting room closes shortly after 8am), then at 8.30- 8.45 we are writing together with prompts for journal writing and/or creative writing (optional).

For those who can stay longer during the last session on 22nd Feb, we will share our reflections and writing over the six weeks (approx. 1hour 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.

Bring a journal for your writing.

COST

£60 for 6 sessions, £50 concession (unemployed, student)

(This usually converts to just under double the £GBP figure in $AUD . I use Stripe, a fairly cost effective currency converter.)

Why Mindfulness?

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.

 

Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?

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Date

Jan 18 2022 - Feb 22 2022

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 18 2022 - Feb 22 2022

Cost

£60.00

Location

Online (Zoom)
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