Both meditation and writing can help us explore our minds and make friends with what we find there. Bringing mindfulness to writing helps us work with our thoughts in all their vivid wildness, and even have fun in the process! In this workshop, we'll learn a basic meditation practice, then delve into brief writing sessions, using simple techniques to bring awareness to our experience as we write. We'll learn to give feedback in a kind and supportive way that increases the awareness of both giver and receiver. This workshop is open to all, regardless of experience with either writing or meditation. Bring a notebook and a favorite pen. $30. Registration required.
About the Instructor
Rebecca Jamieson has been practicing meditation for over ten years and creative writing for over sixteen. She holds a BA in Writing, Mindfulness, and Psychology from Marylhurst University. Her writing has been published in Calyx, Voicecatcher, Andreview, Stirring, and The Wisconsin Poets' Calendar. In her free time, Rebecca volunteers teaching meditation at the Portland Shambhala Center and serves as a facilitator with Write Around Portland, a local nonprofit that offers writing workshops for those who wouldn't otherwise have access to writing and community.