Mindful Writing Sessions: Space for your writing practice
15-11-2019 - 24-01-2020
Stillpoint Spaces London
London, EC1R 0AA
Join us for a new iteration of our deep work sessions for writers series, led by Sebastian Kola-Bankole and psychologist and mindfulness trainer Paul Christelis.
In today’s over-distracted world, creating the time for deep work can be difficult. We know that “the book (or email or poem or article) won’t write itself” but often find it difficult to find the discipline to create uninterrupted mindfully present writing time.
These writing sessions are inspired by Cal Newport's book Deep Work which suggests how we can better focus on our creative ideas in a distracted world.
The rules are simple: mobile devices are left outside - laptops are allowed, but wifi must be turned off. After some mindfulness exercises led by Paul, we will quietly write, simply supported by others quietly writing around us.
These are not traditional writing workshops where your work will be shared. Rather, the sessions offer the space for quiet, mindful, uninterrupted writing amongst colleagues who share the same aim.
These work sessions are free to members of Stillpoint Spaces London.
Non members: £15 a session, or a package of all sessions for £120.
Membership of this group is limited to 8, so please book early.
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"The mindful induction is a lovely centering experience but what makes it special is being with a small group of likeminded individuals all foregoing wifi! I can't wait until the next time I'm able to join them." - Julia Robinson
"Since joining I’ve written several things - three articles were published online. It's a really supportive space, I love that there are no phones, and that I’m not as influenced by what’s to be found on the internet while writing. he mindful induction in each session helps to eschew the worries of the day, creating focus and calm. I highly recommend the group to people who write sometimes but can’t make time regularly - expect three hours of blissful, focussed me-time." - Josina Calliste
"The writing group has become somewhat of a sacred space for me. With a mindfulness ritual to begin and a verbal reflection at the end, I feel I am in a comforting and holding space where I can work through any writing mindblock. There is something magical about sitting together in silence with our phones and WiFi off. We are somehow able to hold each other accountable - and stuff gets done! This has helped me gain greater focus and concentration. It's a great space that has helped me get unstuck. I've been able to produce some of my most thoughtful, creative and meaningful work whilst working along other members in this group. Highly recommended!" - Jamie Kelly
Accessibility: At Stillpoint Spaces our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend.
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