How can poetry help us understand the beautiful practice of mindfulness?
In a two-hour workshop, mindfulness expert and teacher Emma Mills uses the power of poetry to explore the world of meditation. This evening is for perfect for those seeking new ways to slow down in an increasingly hectic world.
In her forthcoming book Inhale. Exhale. Repeat, published by Ebury in March, Emma Mills offers fresh tools to keep our minds healthy, inspired by traditional eastern lessons of meditation and mindfulness and insights from literature. She shows there is no need to invest in expensive detox courses or far-flung retreats to find time to breathe. In her down-to-earth handbook, Emma offers accessible tips, meditations, recipes and literary recommendations for the restorative practice of mindfulness into your daily routine.
This session will start with a short meditation, followed by a discussion of several poems and guidance about how they point to several key themes in meditation. It will include a short break for calming herbal teas, brought you by Dragonfly Tea, or Hendrick’s gin & tonics. Emma will be signing copies of her new book afterwards.
For thousands of years, tea drinking has been associated with meditation, inspiration and creative expression. This is what great tea has always been about, and it’s this tradition that Dragonfly champions so they are the perfect partner for a calming evening of tea and meditation. Find out more about Dragonfly Tea here.
About the tutor
A psychology graduate from Westminster, Emma Mills is a meditation teacher and the creator of emmamillslondon.com.
She is the mindfulness expert on the board of advisors at Neom Organics; and the former director of literature for bibliotherapy with the organisation MIND (2009-2014). Together with MIND, Emma and the poetry team have won several awards for their work, including a 50k Quality In Innovation fund for NHS therapy service provision.
Having flown the London nest, Emma now lives in the countryside (read: wilderness) with her partner, also a teacher in the mindful tradition. She has a private practice in central London, as well as in the Midlands. She holds events and meetings across the UK. Her first book, Inhale. Exhale. Repeat, is published by Ebury in March.