08. February 2020 - 11:00
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Mindfulness & Mindful Writing at The Scottish Poetry Library | The Scottish Poetry Library | Saturday, 08. February 2020

Mindfulness & Mindful Writing at The Scottish Poetry Library
Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Writing at the Scottish Poetry Library led by Award Winning Poet and Mindfulness Teacher Colin McGuire (trained in Mindfulness Based Living (MBLC) by the Mindfulness Association).
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Mindful Writing: The Mindful-Writing course combines an introduction to Mindfulness Meditation practices combined with expressive and creative writing exercises. The course is open to all levels of mindfulness and writing experience.
Each meditation practice is paired with specific expressive writing activity. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect and journal on their meditation experience after each practice.  You do not need to share anything you write; however, you can share if you are comfortable. We will also have a shared discussion after each practice (feel free to share or listen, whichever is most comfortable for you) and writing exercises too.
The course takes place over 4 Saturdays in February: the 8th, the 15th, 22nd and 29th.  Each session lasts 2 hours, including a short break for tea and coffee. Please bring a writing journal, pens and pencils, and wear something you are comfortable meditating in.
Led by Colin McGuire.  Colin has trained as a Mindfulness Teacher with the Mindfulness Association., he is qualified to teach the Mindfulness Based Living Course MBLC. He is currently completing his final year of an M.Sc. Studies in Mindfulness at The University of Aberdeen. Colin is an award-winning poet and mindfulness teacher, who has run Creative Writing and Mindfulness workshops in High Schools, Libraries, Community Centres. He has published three pamphlets and one full-collection; his most recently collection is ‘Enhanced Fool Disclosure’ with Glasgow-based independent publisher Speculative Books. He is in numerous anthologies and has worked published in a variety of literary journals and magazines. In 2018, he won the Out: Spoken Prize for ‘Film Poetry’ and ‘Best Poem’ in London. His poetry was recently shortlisted for the 2019 ‘I’ll Show You Mine’ competition. He is also on the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Database, which allows community-based organisations to request him to run works in for their organisation.  Website:  .