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Managing Writer's Block with the Mind-Body Connection

  • Cambridge Naturals 92 Guest Street Brighton, MA, 02135 United States (map)

In this two hour workshop, participants will learn strategies that combat writer's block, support committing to a regular writing practice, and address general issues of self-doubt and other roadblocks that come up in the writing process. Participants will learn a style of breath work that primes the nervous system for creative work, a mechanism to “type” yourself as a writer that will help you understand what you need in regards to planning for writing projects, how to develop your intuition in the creative realm, and strategies based on meditative self inquiry that encourage the free flow of ideas while writing. This course will also encourage community building and offer a short time to respond to writing prompts.

Materials needed: Participants should bring a notebook and pen or a laptop/tablet to write with.

Materials provided: Participants will receive a handout that describes all techniques used in the workshop.

The class will be held at Cambridge Naturals - Boston Landing - in Brighton. All attendees receive a 15% off coupon to shop at the store!

Parking: Plenty of free street parking on Sundays, plus we validate parking in the garage right behind us (the "Warrior's Ice Arena Parking") everyday after 5pm, and all day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If you have any questions, please email

Kate Senecal received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013. She is the former fiction editor of Storychord, the Director of Pioneer Valley Writer’s Workshop’ Year long Manuscript Programs, and a fiction instructor/consultant for Grub Street. She has received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Short Fiction Contest, was the winner of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose’s 2021 Award in Fiction, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Kate’s fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review,, and The Waterwheel Review, and is forthcoming in Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.

Earlier Event: December 3
Holiday Stroll at Boston Landing
Later Event: December 10
Sip & Shop! - at Boston Landing!