04/26 Mindfulness, Writing, and Growth: Enhancing Creativity, Intimacy, and Self Esteem for Women with Lara Eisenberg

Date: April 26, 2014 Time: 2:30pm to 4pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One day class! Members: $30 Nonmembers: $35 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

New SDWI instructor!

Mindfulness, Writing and Growth is open to all people regardless of their writing experience. You will learn mindfulness practices to acquaint you with your interior castle—your mind and thoughts that limit you, your body and sensations that paralyze you, and your feelings and emotions that scare you. Awareness and intimacy is the first step to transformation. We will explore how a mindfulness practice, and an acceptance of all that arises in each moment, can positively impact our writing and sense of self.
We will explore—through mindfulness practices and writing prompts–how writing is a powerful tool to decondition ourselves. This class will be an opportunity to gain more knowledge, wisdom and awareness of your heart’s deepest desire!
In this class you will:

–Explore how to identify and work with thoughts, emotions, body sensations etc. that may be barriers to the creative process
–Learn how to use mindfulness practices to have a deeper sense of
self-understanding, compassion and insight
–Discover how obstacles in writing are an opportunity to overcome lifelong
fears and disowned parts of ourselves

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe –Virginia Woolf

Lara pic websiteLara began her studies in Eastern healing practices specifically yoga, mindfulness, and meditation in 1999. In 2001, she graduated from Columbia University where she received dual masters degrees in Psychological Counseling. She continued on to complete a three year trauma healing program resulting in a Somatic Experiencing Certification. Over the past 14 years, Lara has worked privately, and with schools and non-profits as a Bilingual School Counselor, Holistic Wellness Professional, Educator and Yoga and Meditation Instructor.  Lara’s mission is to assist others in restoring the natural harmony that exists between mind, body, and spirit, and deepen the relationship to their bodies, internal sensations, emotions, thoughts, and spirituality. She is committed to encouraging people to utilize their art form to find their authentic voice and foster intimacy, hope, and inspiration for others. Lara owns Body Mind Wellness working as a wellness consultant, educator, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.