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Mindfully exploring the garden through drawing and writing


Apple Blossom


Mindfulness, drawing and writing course

Course tutors  Dr Lauri Bower and Claire Belbin- Carlile

Taster workshop Tuesday 19th March 10am – 12.30pm

The course runs for eight weeks on a Tuesday on the following dates:

April 30th  

May 7th, 14th, 21st

June 4th, 11th, 25th

July 2nd


Please note there are no sessions on May 28th and June 18th

An 8-week course exploring the relationship between mindfulness and creativity, both of which operate from a basis of ‘more curiosity than fear’!*

This course uses Jon Kabat Zinn’s Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness (also known as the 7 Pillars of Mindfulness) as a guide to explore what having more curiosity than fear could look like, feel like and ultimately mean in our lives. Each session includes guided meditations, practical creative exercises and group discussions led by two experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere with a maximum of 12 participants.

Through this 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. 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.

This course 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.

If you already have a creative pursuit and would like to bring more mindfulness into your practice then this course is for you. If the ‘C’ word (creativity) terrifies you this is exactly the course for you!

Please note you are expected to attend all 8 sessions.

Cost for taster session per person: £12.00

Cost for eight week course per person: £236.00

To book for the taster session go to https://tasterhwg.eventbrite.co.uk

To book the course go to https://mwdhwgapr19.eventbrite.co.uk