Scottish Drugs Forum are delivering free online sessions of mindfulness practice and creative writing for people to provide support and relaxation during the new lockdown.
Sessions will be co-hosted by SDF’s Adrienne Hannah and Bev Schofield from Lapidus Scotland.
Adrienne Hannah, said: “The sessions offer a personal experience of mindfulness and an exploration of the use of mindful and creative writing to articulate observations and learning. The sessions are experiential.”
Bev Schofiield is a creative writing facilitator and will lead on the creative writing element. The writing practice in these sessions has evolved out of creative writing for health and wellbeing projects.
Bev explains, “the therapeutic value of writing as we plan to present it has no attachment to literary expectation; you do not need to write poetry or publishable prose. Indeed, you may even choose not to share anything you write during these sessions. Our encouragement is, quite simply, to explore the use of writing to clear confusion and stress by opening the door to creativity.”
Online sessions will run from 10am-12pm on Monday 1st and 8th of February.
Each session is a stand-alone event and participants are free to attend as many or as few as they want. The sessions are free and there is no limit to the number of participants.
The sessions started in November and you can read more about past workshops and access resources by checking out Bev and Adrienne’s blog. These practices can be done on your own, or with people you support.
Many people who have been doing Adrienne’s mindfulness and Bev’s creative writing feel that it has “helped with the difficulties of the pandemic of 2020”.
To find out more please contact Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org.