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! 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.

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Mindfulness and Poetry Uplift – Drop In Class

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 for a weekly uplift!

Drop-in weekly half-hour sessions – and if you can, set aside 15mins after the session to write in your journal together (you’ll be given instruction).

WHEN?

Tuesdays 13th, 20th, 27th April

8am UK Time

3pm Western Australia

5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Meeting room opens 5 mins before the start. Arrive on time as the meeting room will close 5 mins after the start. Login to as many days as you wish. Bring a journal to write down your thoughts and writings.

Sign up below and you’ll receive joining instructions the day before.

COST

Pay before each session £5-10 GBP per session via this UK Paypal link OR $10- 20AUD per session via this Australian Paypal link.

Each focuses on a theme to spur positive well being and thriving creativity.

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

Why Mindfulness?

Research has shown that the brain actually changes in response to regular mindfulness practice and that mindfulness can reduce stress and sometimes reduce physical pain, and boost happiness, creativity, memory and concentration. Mindfulness is recommended by the NHS. I have found it enriches and deepens my writing practice, and sparks 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.

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

About Cath Drake:

Cath is an award-winning poet and nonfiction writer living in London. She teaches poetry, creative writing and mindfulness. She has practised meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years in Australia and UK (a team member for countless retreats and courses). 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.