The Writer’s Eye: Seeing through a different lens w/ CATHERINE FLAXMAN
October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
“Truth comes from the observation of nature.”
– L. Koren, author of Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Poets and Philosophers
Sunday Oct 23, 10am to 2pm in the OHCA LOFT
The Wabi-Sabi approach encourages us to slow down, open to imperfection, embrace the constancy of change, and become more attuned to the beauty and the sweep of Nature. These principles are shared by the perspectives and teachings of mindfulness meditation.
Drawing on Wabi-Sabi perspectives, mindfulness practices and specific pen to paper writing exercises, we will use meditative techniques and evocative writing prompts to: reduce internal noise, include the field of sensory information, step back from the inner critic, increase our understanding of impermanence and open to new ways of seeing, writing and being.
Suitable for writers of all levels. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Please bring paper and pen plus a sack lunch.
Questions email Catherine: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-389-8633
Catherine Flaxman, M.A., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, writer, screenwriter and meditation teacher. In the early 70’s she cofounded one of the first teaching collectives to pioneer a holistic approach to eastern spirituality and western psychology and to create mind-body therapies commonly practiced today. She works with individuals, couples and groups, and trained therapists working toward advanced degrees. She maintains a private practice in Mill Valley CA.
Catherine has sold two screenplays (including a feature film to Paramount) and received two Individual Artist’s Grants from the Marin Arts Council (for fiction and for screenwriting). She enjoys creating and facilitating writing workshops that combine her skills in the creative, interactive, therapeutic and meditative arts. She has conducted numerous workshops at Book Passage, in Corte Madera CA, at The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and led a weekly mindfulness meditation group in Mill Valley for five years.