"Creativity exists in the present moment. You can't find it anywhere else.”
About This Course
Give your true voice space to roam and reawaken your intuitive self through guided exercises, discussion, and reflection. This class will combine nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment with specific writing prompts designed to help participants center themselves. Learning to pay close, focused attention through these exercises can help us discover more about ourselves and our purpose. In addition, these practices can become the foundation for other creative opportunities and endeavors.
・Learn ways to pay close attention to our writing and our surroundings.
・Increase our awareness of how fear inhibits our creativity as well as our mindfulness.
・Enhance our ability to practice and commit to what we name as important.
・Use our own written words, as well as the words of other poets and authors, to expand what we notice, how we notice, and what to do with our increased awareness.
・Practice gratitude and recognize its effects on the whole of our journey.
In this three-week class, learning will take place through writing prompts, mindfulness meditation, and discussion. Participants are asked to bring writing materials or a laptop for the writing exercises. The workshop is designed to benefit beginning meditators/writers as well as those with more experience. There is no requirement or expectation that class writing be shared with the group.
Joanne Nelson is certified by the McLean Meditation Institute as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. Her ongoing writing practice focuses on creative nonfiction, essays, commentaries on craft, and the occasional poem. The classes, workshops, and retreats she leads have a solid foundation in the skills and experiences she brings from these eclectic pursuits.
Over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist allows Joanne to combine clinical expertise with her love of teaching to create programs that are research based, practical, and enjoyable.