Coaching

Learning to Let Go Part One: Holding On

Learning to Let Go Part One: Holding On

By far the biggest challenge for me in life and in creativity, has been that of learning to let go – to let go with my mind, to let go with my body, and simply be. I think it’s a challenge that we all share. We are programmed for control – and when I say this I am talking about self-control, the attempt to exert an influence over our own thoughts, emotions and experiences whether in the mind or the body. And whilst some of this control is necessary, much of it isn’t. What’s more, it’s often not even particularly effective.

Exploring creative blocks through mindfulness

Exploring creative blocks through mindfulness

We did a very helpful and revealing little coaching exercise during a recent Mindfulness for Writers course – I asked the writers attending to reflect on the obstacles they encountered to both meditating and writing.