Workshop: Mindfulness and Poetry Uplift with Cath Drake

Date: Saturday 30th July
Time: 11:30
Venue: Workshop Room
Price: £15.00 / £10.00

Recharge, repair, rewrite? 

Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity with a perfect pairing of mindfulness and poetry.  Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve wellbeing, clarity, focus and creativity. Experiment with mindfulness to take your writing in fresh directions and give your day a boost. We’ll immerse ourselves in mindfulness and poetry, then write and share together.

Come early and make yourself comfortable. Arriving on time is important. This is because it’s a short session where we are cultivating quiet and stillness. Latecomers won’t be admitted as it interrupts our quiet mindful atmosphere. Bring a pen and paper.

“I so loved your mindfulness and poetry sessions – they bring me to a place of contentment and quiet creativity. “(Virginia Gilmour)

“I’ve got so much out of these sessions; I’m really grateful. They’ve been amazing – so gentle and inspiring. The mindfulness and the poems are perfect together.” (Naomi Woddis)
“It was a little oasis of calm in a busy, too active life; time to switch off and be still…to be a human being rather than a human doer.” (Moira Brimacombe)

Australian Cath Drake is an award-winning poet and nonfiction writer living in London. She teaches poetry, creative writing and mindfulness. Her poetry collection, The Shaking City (Seren Books), highly commended in the 2020 UK Forward Prize and longlisted in international Laurel Prize, followed Sleeping with Rivers, a Poetry Book Society choice & winner of the Mslexia pamphlet prize. Cath has practiced meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years in Australia and UK. She has been a team member for countless retreats and courses and is an active member of London Buddhist Centre where she set up a monthly mindfulness and social action group. Cath trained with Breathworks mindfulness teacher training. She has taught six courses of Mindfulness & Poetry Uplift online since lockdown, as well as many individual workshops. cathdrake.com. Photo credit: David X. Green.