The Stop Look Breathe Create book will be on bookshelves soon
And to celebrate my new creative mindfulness book – I’m launching a new FREE three week creative mindfulness course you can do online and at home. It starts on the 5th of June and I’m inviting the Art of Mindfulness Community to do it TOGETHER between the 5th and 25th of June (2017) as a follow up to our Mindful Drawing Month. Here’s how it works…
Boosting Mindful Creativity
Over the 3 weeks of the challenge you’re going to explore the 3 Stop Look Breathe Create creative mediums – mindful photography, drawing and writing.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t consider yourself an artist or even especially creative. I’ve taught these simple creative mindfulness practices to people who’ve told me they can’t draw, are awful at taking photos, and can never think of anything to write.
These people always leave a workshop with drawings under their arm, photos on their cameras, and words on the page.
Mindful creativity is all about process – about enjoying creating and using it as a way of becoming more mindful of our bodies and minds, and of the world around us – it’s not about end results or being perfect. This means Stop Look Breathe Create is for everyone.
Deepening your mindfulness meditation
So you’ll have your 3 creative mediums and over 3 weeks you’re going to combine them with the 3 minute breathing space, a very special mindfulness meditation.
The 3 minute breathing space was developed through MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) programs by teachers like Jon Kabat Zinn and Professor Mark Williams.
It’s considered a key part of these programs because it’s the meditation practice that helps people develop the habit of mindfulness in every moment of their lives.
The breathing space is an immensely accessible and powerful practice for growing inner resources of groundedness, calm and self-compassion.In the case of a Stop Look Breathe Create breathing space – you’re nurturing creativity too.
Developing the daily creative mindfulness habit
Just as daily mindfulness has proven benefits – so too does daily creativity.
The Stop Look Breathe Create 3 Challenge will help you develop the habit of daily practice so that you can start to feel the benefits too.
The FREE 3 Challenge course materials will support you through the 3 weeks of the challenge. You’ll get:
* Three guided 3 minute breathing space meditations on MP3,
* Three MP3 mini-tutorials on drawing, photography and writing
* Three tips on how to develop your creative mindfulness practice for each week of the challenge in your 30 page PDF course booklet
* A Meditation Diary for you to keep track of your progress on the weekly challenges.
If you’d like to join us for the first ever 3 Challenge then you’ll need to sign up on the 3 Challenge page here.
PLEASE DO SHARE this event with all your friends, the more people who join in the better – let’s spread the word about the benefits and joys of daily mindfulness and creativity.
If you do intend to join in and take the 3 Challenge between the 5th and 25th of June 2017 then it would also be great if you registered by clicking the GOING button on the Facebook event. This will give everyone a strong sense of the community of creative, mindful people they’ll be sharing the experience with.
Any questions just contact me.