Mindful Writing Sessions: Space for your writing practice
*Please note these writing groups are currently taking place online*
Join us for a new iteration of our deep work sessions for writers series, led by psychologist and mindfulness trainer Paul Christelis, and Sebastian Kola-Bankole.
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.
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.
"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, writing group attendee.
Stillpoint Spaces has had to close all of our physical spaces due to COVID-19 and we have moved all our events online. We have temporarily introduced a “pay what you can” option for non-members for these events. Our facilitators have generously volunteered their time and any proceeds we collect will go towards helping us get through this crisis.Despite being closed, many of our running costs have not changed. We still have to maintain our buildings, maintain our website, and support the costs of running events online. Most important is supporting our staff who are working hard to continue operations during this period. Any contributions you are able to make during this period are both necessary and gratefully received.