Mindfulness & Poetry Uplift

Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity.

Refresh your writing practice.

Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity. I’ve thrown in a sprinkling of poetry for a weekly uplift!

Drop-in weekly half-hour sessions – & if you can set aside 15mins after the session to write (you’ll be given instruction).

Tuesdays 8am UK Time // 4pm Western Australia // 7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

17, 24 November & 1, 8, 15, 22 December 2020

Meeting room opens 5 mins before the start. Arrive on time as the meeting room will close 5 mins after the start. Login to as many days as you wish. Bring a journal to write down your thoughts and writings.

Sign up HERE

By donation – suggested £3-10 GBP per session via this UK Paypal link

OR $5-15AUD per session via this Australian Paypal link.

These sessions will follow mindfulness and poetry under these themes that help improve mental health – roughly one per week: take notice, connect, compassion, learn, be active, give.

Why Mindfulness? Research has shown that the brain actually changes in response to regular mindfulness practice and that mindfulness can reduce stress and sometimes reduce physical pain, and boost happiness, creativity, memory and concentration. Mindfulness is recommended by NHS.

Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique that can help you manage and prevent feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or discontent. It enables anyone who practices it to live a more attentive, appreciative and vibrant life. The University of Oxford, Mindfulness Centre.

About Cath Drake: Cath is an award-winning poet and nonfiction writer living in London. She teaches poetry, creative writing and mindfulness. She has practiced meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years in Australia and UK (a team member for countless retreats and courses). She’s an active member of London Buddhist Centre where she set up a monthly mindfulness and social action group. Cath trains with Breathworks mindfulness teacher training.