Mindfulness

training

Writing & Mindfulness

Over the past several years, I have been teaching single and multi-day writing and mindfulness workshops at prestigious retreat centers such as Esalen and the San Francisco Zen Center. These workshops focus on the benefits of establishing both a daily writing practice and a daily meditation practice...whether you identify as a writer or not.

Since Covid-19 and shelter-in-place began, I have developed a 60-90 minute online version of this workshop, specifically tailored to address the issues and emotions we are all experiencing right now.

I believe so strongly in the powerful effects of these practices to calm and center us in times of crisis, I am offering this online workshop for free to nonprofits, and at a reduced rate for corporations and other organizations.

Please contact me if you would like to learn more.

Resources for establishing your writing and meditation practices

Books:

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg 

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Apps for meditation:

Headspace

Calm

Ten Percent Happier

Apps for daily writing:

Creative Caffeine Daily

"Thank you, Janis, for your workshop. I'm going into the rest of my day feeling more calm and at peace than I have all week, and feeling a new resolve to commit to a daily meditation and free writing practice."                                  

                     - Corina Yen (online workshop attendee)