Mindful Writing Sessions: Space for your writing practice
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.
"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.