Writing and Mindfulness

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Taught by Jennifer Mattson

Jennifer Mattson is a former radio producer for "The Connection" and worked as an editor for National Public Radio. She spent over six years as a producer for CNN, where she was responsible for CNN's daily live newscasts and producing CNN's international coverage. Jennifer came to CNN to work in the Washington bureau's political unit during the 1996 U.S. presidential election. She later moved to Atlanta, where she worked first as a writer and then as a newscast producer at CNN International. Prior to joining CNN, Jennifer worked as a reporter based in Budapest, Hungary covering Eastern Europe, where she reported on a number of regional stories for USA TODAY including a piece on George Soros and the Clinton-Yeltsin CSCE Summit. She has also reported, most recently, from Asia. Her work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, The Women's Review of Books, AsianCorrespondent.com, Tablettalk.com and CNN.com. She is the former Managing Editor of AsiaSociety.org. Follow her on Twitter at @jennifermattson

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Mindfulness is the art of paying attention and being present in the moment. It's a wonderful tool to help us focus and relax in our everyday life and especially helpful in writing. You could say writing and mindfulness go together like peanut butter and jelly.

In this class, you'll learn the basics of mindfulness, guided breathing and sitting meditations and how getting calm can help with your writing practice. This class is open to anyone who loves to write, or hates it, but wants to get better. You don't have to have any experience to sign up. In fact, it's encouraged. It's also for anyone who likes to write and wants to learn how mindfulness can boost your creativity and productivity.

The workshop will include fun writing and relaxation exercises, time to get creative, and plenty of instruction so you don't need to prepare. Just show up and you'll be in good hands.

In this workshop you will:

  • Have a day to write 
  • Learn tools and techniques for mindfulness
  • Boost your creativity and learn how to become a more productive writer

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