So much of our time is spent in front of one sort of screen or another – it’s either our phones, laptops or even both at the same time. The one thing that is the same is the way we input what we wish to write – via a keypad or keyboard.
Whilst fast and efficient (I still remember my RSA Shorthand and Typing training days on a manual typewriter!) it is more a linear approach.
When we swap out our keypad for a pen (pencil, crayon, whatever is close to hand), it accesses a different part of the brain – and more importantly, it can be the subconscious part.
Writing by hand is a more meditative process – we need to consider a little more before we commit to paper (oops! no automatic backspace / delete button).
Our breathing changes when we write by hand too and it also helps to generally slow our bodily systems down and it becomes a more meditative activity.
In January I shall be guiding a wonderful group of women through a day’s workshop of meditation, movement and mindful writing.
I have chosen January as this is the period of time we generally start off with some good intentions. Also, it provides a nurturing and nourishing day of rest and gentle activities to help us replenish following the busy Christmas period.
Perhaps one of your intentions isÂ to start a daily journal practice? Well, you’ve heard so many other people go on about it and have often wondered how you’d even start. That’s covered.
It could be that you are a budding writer – you’re burning with the passion to have your own story (fiction or non-fiction) published, but keep getting stuck. That’s covered by utilising a variety of prompts, we can learn how even the most seemingly mundane can turn into juicy words on a page.
Our day is taking place at Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, Lincolnshire on Saturday 14 January from 10.00 to 16.30
Early-bird offer runs to the end of this month (November) at an unbelievable bargain of Â£40.00 for the day.
To find out more and to book your place, please visit: Women’s Stories; What our words say about us