Workshops

Upcoming Workshops in Fall, 2017

 


Building a Mindful Writing Practice (4 weeks)
Registration Deadline: October 11th  

Mindfulness silences the noise, so that we can discover what pulls on our souls. In
this four-week course, we will create a mindful approach to our writing practice.
Each week through meditation and writing, we will see how mindfulness can help us
get past the obstacles that hinder our writing. We will explore how to generate ideas,
maintain focus, and get down to what it is we really want to say. We will open ourselves
to our thoughts and to the page without judgment and let our ideas flow. Those new
to mindfulness and/or writing are welcome.

This is offered through the Penn Program for Mindfulness. Contact the program at 215-615-2774 or mindfulness@uphs.upenn.edu.

DATE:  4 Wednesdays evenings: October 18, October 25, November 1 and November 8

TIME: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: Ralston Center (University City)
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: $225.00

REGISTER HERE!


Breathe and Write: Calming Our Minds and Getting to Work

Often when we finally get the time to write, we question whether we should be doing something else, if it’s a selfish act, if we’re any good or what we should be writing. Give yourself an afternoon to calm the mind through mindfulness meditation and writing exercises and stop those critical thoughts so you can get down to work.

Be sure to bring paper and pen/pencil.

DATE:   Fall, 2017

TIME:   TBA

WHERE:  Big Blue Marble Bookstore 

551 Carpenter Lane (at Greene Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Telephone:  214-844-1870


Recent Workshops

Showing Up: Introduction to Mindful Writing (3-hour workshop)
Registration Deadline: September 22nd

In mindfulness meditation, we set aside time each day to show up to our practice.
We are present to our thoughts, emotions and feelings without judgment. What
happens when we bring that same attend to our writing? In this introductory
workshop, we will explore the benefits of mindful writing through a mix of meditation
and writing exercises. We will focus our attention and free our imaginations. Those
new to mindfulness and/or writing are welcome. Be sure to bring paper and pen!

This is offered through the Penn Program for Mindfulness. Contact the program at 215-615-2774 or mindfulness@uphs.upenn.edu.

DATE:  Saturday September 30, 2017

TIME: 9:30am to 12:30pm

WHERE: Ralston Center (University City)
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Beginning Again: Writing and the Writing Life –  How Mindfulness Can Inform Our Writing Practice

In this workshop, we will see how mindfulness can help us return to writing. Through a mix of meditations and writing exercises, we’ll consider our writing practice and how to approach our work without judgment. We will focus our attention and free our imaginations.

DATE:   Sunday November 6

TIME:   2:30pm to 4:00pm

WHERE: Open Book Bookstore

7900 High School Road
(inside The Frame House and across the street from Creekside Co-op)
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Telephone: 267-627-4888

Register now!