Deep Work Mindful Writing Sessions
*Please note these writing groups are currently taking place online*
“We fill our days with ongoing connection, denying ourselves time to think and dream.” ― Sherry Turkle
Join us for distraction-free intensive writing sessions where mobile phones are left outside, creating the space you need to focus on your creative work. Inspired by Cal Newport’s Deep Work and mindfulness practices, we offer the opportunity to learn and apply these principles to enable you to focus on your writing. Whether you are writing creatively, academically, or for other reasons, this might be the just the writing oasis that you need.
These facilitated work sessions start with a guided meditation to enable you to focus and create discipline with your attention. We will then work individually on our projects for the remainder of the session, followed by a time for open reflection and sharing of how the session was for you.
These are not traditional writing workshops where your work will be shared. Rather, the sessions offer the space for quiet, mindful, uninterrupted writing amongst peers who share the same desire to work with increased focus, improve creative abilities, and to discipline the mind to ward off distractions and be present.
Deep Work Mindful Sessions will take place online from 10 to 13h CEST, on the following Fridays: March 6, 13, 20, & 27; April 3, 17 & 24, May 8. NEW: We have added four dates: May 15, 22 & 29; June 5.
We kindly ask you to be ready for the call at least 5 minutes before the official beginning of the session.
Link to the webinar will be sent to everyone on the day of the group. The maximum number of participants is 12.
Carolina Pomilio, MLit, MPub, B.A, B.A, is a writer and editor with over ten years of experience working in the arts, publishing, and journalism. She has a double masters degree in Publishing and Modern & Contemporary Literature and is currently completing a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She is the founder of inneroxygen, a coaching practice that helps individuals through difficulties using mindfulness, meditation, creative expression, and philosophy.
Find out more about inneroxygen: https://www.facebook.com/inneroxygen/.
This event is free of charge. In case you are in a situation to support our work, please pay what you can. The fact that Stillpoint Spaces Berlin and sister companies had to close our venue spaces means that proceeds from "pay what you can" are going towards maintaining the existence of Stillpoint Spaces, running costs around events, and keeping people in jobs.
Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collage Artwork by Jorge Chamorro