One of the things that I have discovered about Zoom during the pandemic, apart from the fact that there is no way of hiding a bad hair day, is that it really is possible to form a connection with others.
This has surprised me. I remember the very first Zoom session I attended. I felt self-conscious and worried about how it all worked.
However, once I got past the first fifteen minutes I was very relaxed and have since been able to attend meetings and courses, connect with friends and family and now host my own events.
Last week I was joined by a group of people who were eager to learn more about mindful journalling. It was very relaxed. We had taken our laptops to a comfortable place with a cup of tea and snuggled down with our notebooks ready for journalling. There was an almost hygge quality to it. Although we were miles apart, some of us in different countries, it felt as if we were in the same room.
After discussing the key points of mindful journalling we did a short meditation, then journaled while soft background music played. We then came back together to reflect on the experience.
Everyone agreed that it was almost magical to journal in a group instead of alone. I think most of us were surprised that we were able to relax enough to let our thoughts free-flow onto the paper. The session ended with people feeling very uplifted and eager to explore mindful journalling in more depth.
So, next week we begin a 4-week course! I’ve decided to keep the group small to enable everyone to feel comfortable and to maintain that friendly sense of community.
However, don’t worry if you feel you’ve missed out as I will be hosting the Introduction to Mindful Journalling Workshop again soon.
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I look forward to seeing you there!