This workshop features two powerful practices: writing for wellbeing and conscious breathing.
Writing about important emotional subjects has been shown to improve mental and physical wellbeing, affecting everything from stress levels to immune function. In our meetings, you’ll use writing as a tool to dig deep, examine your life, recall the important stories of your existence, identify patterns, and imagine alternatives. Come if you’d like to:
put your thoughts on the page without censoring yourself
learn from your experience
name your struggles, face your fears, and rediscover your strengths
make decisions and plan action
take responsibility for yourself
find meaning in your life
see the wonder in life and celebrate your existence
have fun writing with other people
Conscious breathing has been shown to affect heart rate, blood pressure, muscular tension, stamina, the production of “stress hormones” such as cortisol and adrenaline, and the ability to manage pain, concentrate, and relax. It’s the perfect complement to the act of writing, keeping it full and physical.
Write & Breathe is led by Elaine Konopka, a somatic therapist (The Attentive Body/Elaine Konopka) and writer (The Write Thing to Do).
Space is limited, so you must sign-up in advance if you'd like to attend. The main language for the workshop will be English, but you can write in whatever language you like.
OÙ/WHERE : 147 rue Oberkampf (11e)
TARIF/FEE : PWYW (pay what you want)