Mindful Flow and Mental Strategies for Writing
This workshop will explore the intersection of our mental health and writing. This will include universal challenges in writing, maintaining good writing practices, managing well-being and self-care, as well as challenges around negative thinking, procrastination and writers’ guilt.
We will discuss cognitive distortions around writing, writing expectations, writing goals, mindfulness and healthier writing habits. This will include several exercises to identify and shift negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors around writing and to create more positive ones. We will address productivity, procrastination and guilt, and specific strategies for managing these.We will balance productivity with an acceptance of individual working styles and individual goals. Please note We can discuss individual challenges more broadly but this is not a therapeutic space.
Date Saturday, January 22, 11 AM EST / 4 PM BST
Zebib K. Abraham, M.D. (she/her) is a writer and psychiatrist. She is completing an MFA at University of Edinburgh. She has been published in The Rumpus, Apparition Lit, The Selkie, Midnight & Indigo, and more, with forthcoming publications in Fantasy Magazine and others. She is a staff writer for Spectrum Culture. She is an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is black, queer, and from an immigrant background.