Taster session for Mindfulness, Drawing & Writing Course

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"Inspiring, very supportive with excellent teachers"

"Enter with an open mind and find it opening in ways you never imagined. Something for everyone in this course"


A morning's taster session to give you some insight into what the 8-week course will involve.

Taster session for Mindfulness, drawing and writing Course

We recognise that you are making a big commitment in signing up for the 8-week course, so in this session we will provide a taste of what to expect, and take you through the sessions of the course.

You will be able to experience some mindfulness, drawing and writing as well as the open-hearted and non-judgemental atmosphere in which the course is presented.

In the course we encourage you to unlearn the habits of judging and saying to yourself, ‘I can’t do this’ or ‘it’s no good’ and to have a go, which begins right now in this taster session.

If you feel you 'haven't a creative bone in your body', are terrified of the 'C' word (creativity) or are comfortable with one aspect but not the other, then this is just for you.
We invite you to rediscover a childish playfulness to creativity through the means of mindfulness. The physical act of writing or drawing can allow us to be fully immersed in the activity and engage in a subtle relationship with our materials and implements.

Who Can Attend

This session is suitable for beginners (to mindfulness, drawing and writing), as well as those wishing to refresh or deepen their mindfulness practice, or explore their creativity in a new way. We invite everyone to put aside their previous knowledge and experience (or lack of it!) and engage a Beginner’s Mind. Whilst being particularly aimed at those interested in the 8-week course, anyone is welcome for this session.

NB, if following the taster session you sign up for the course, we will give you a code as a refund for the taster session ticket price.

Tutors

The tutors for this session are Dr. Lauri Bower and Clare Belbin-Carlile, both experienced practitioners.

Lauri has 30 years' experience of meditation practice and 15 years of running and organising retreats. She began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in 2013, which expanded into Mindfulness and Creativity retreats, workshops and courses in 2015. She completed a Ph.D. in Mindfulness in 2014. To date, over 300 people have completed mindfulness courses with Lauri. She has always engaged with creative pursuits in sewing, dressmaking, embroidery, calligraphy, jewellery and bookbinding and since 2012 has been exploring how the practice of mindfulness informs her poetry writing. She regularly posts poems to her blog and and her creative work to Instagram. She has handmade books for sale on Etsy.

Clare is the artist-in-residence at Helmsley Walled Garden and can often be found painting in the garden. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and completed her postgraduate in Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, exhibiting regularly since then. For twenty-five years, Clare has drawn and painted in two walled gardens. Her work is a daily, animated study through the seasons - winter earth, first shoots, blossom, fruit and leaf fall. This constant change generates a natural curiosity for her to search for ever more fresh observation. Clare has been fully committed to her practice of mindfulness for over twelve years. She sells her prints and cards on her website

FAQs

What aspects of creativity are covered on the course and taster session?

Creativity can take many different forms, including how we build a home, cook a meal, or create an atmosphere where people feel relaxed. For the purposes of the course these are specifically drawing and writing as we consider these to be the solid foundations upon which to build creativity into all areas of our lives. All creativity involves an openness to what is in front of us, noticing what is present which is why we use the term ‘more curiosity than fear’.

What further information will I receive?

You will receive a confirmation email once you have booked a place. This will confirm the information on the session date, venue etc. Please save this email for reference when you arrive on the session.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking at least the day before the start of the session we will issue a 50% refund of the fee.
Once the session has started no refunds will be issued.

If the session is cancelled by the organiser you will be refunded in full.


Do you have any other questions about this Taster session? If so we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us on: lauribower@the-creative-space.org.uk

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