Information détaillée concernant le cours
Mindful writing retreat
17-19 août 2022
|Responsable de l'activité||
Muriel Bruttin, UNIL
Pr Erzsebet Strausz, Central European University
Ana Laura Rodriguez Quinones, UNIL
The goal of this residential retreat is to offer a space outside of our ordinary busy lives filled with administrative tasks, teaching, and/or care labor, where we can pursue writing in a peaceful setting, free of our usual distractions. To futher the disconnection from daily distractions, a specific type of mindful writing practice will be offered, along with sessions that will combine an opening guided meditation followed by a long free writing period. The guided mindful writing sessions use mindfulness techniques and contemplative pedagogy to explore writing not only as an academic skill but also as a source of creative expression and communication. The hope is that the series of focused and free writing exercises will make us become more aware of the power of the writing process and make us discover how we can use writing in a more imaginative, personal and transformative manner. We also plan to do sessions that combine an opening guided meditation and a long free writing period which we hope will help create a productive space for longer uninterupted writing sessions. The short opening meditation will ground us and clear our minds so that we can focus with more clarity and concetration on what we want to write, and the long uninterupted period of time following the meditation will give us enough time to deep dive into the writing that we want to do.
There will be no preparation work required for this writing retreat (no reading, no paper to hand in), we will only ask that you fill out a very short survey a few days before the retreat.
This activity is a 3-day version of the «Mindful Writing / Writing and Meditation Retreat» that happened in August 2021.