Writing & Attention Course by Dr. Z.K. Abraham

Saturday 3th June - Saturday 24th June

Dr. Z. K. Abraham (she/her) is a psychiatrist & writer. This course will focus on various strategies around attention and creative writing.

My approach is based in my psychiatric work, my humanities training, my own learning, and my personal experience with ADHD. I have training in psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness approaches. However, this course will not be dictated by any particular modality, and rather be holistic and open-ended and catered to the needs of the participants.

Of note, this course is not clinical or treatment. For your psychiatric needs, you should consult with a provider. Extended individual discussions of personal mental health issues are not appropriate to this setting.

(For anyone experiencing thoughts of harming themselves or others, please seek emergency services.)

Weekly class meetings will include:

  • zoom link will be shared each week, the day before
  • 10 min break at 45 min
  • handout/resources given before class to review
  • review of concepts via power point
  • brief writing exercises and prompts
  • brief mindfulness-based exercises
  • discussion

BIO

Dr. Z. K. Abraham, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She completed her medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed psychiatry residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She received additional training in psychoanalytic therapy at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Z. K. Abraham has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and personality- and trauma-related disorders.

She has a Masters in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Edinburgh.

She has been published before in Fantasy Magazine, Podcastle, The Rumpus, Apparition Lit, and more. She is in the Science Fiction Writers Association, and has performed numerous times as a storyteller for the Scottish Storytelling Centre. She can be found on Twitter @pegasusunder1 and zkabraham.com.

FORMAT

Sat, Jun 3rd 11am-1:30pm EST/ 4pm-5:30pm GMT :

Self-criticism and emotional distress as a root of inattention

Sat, Jun 10th 11am-1:30pm EST/ 4pm-5:30pm GMT :

TIME! TIME! TIME!

Sat, Jun 17th 11am-1:30pm EST/ 4pm-5:30pm GMT :

Distractibility a.k.a. the difficulties of being present with the writing we care about

Sat, Jun 24th 11am-1:30pm EST/ 4pm-5:30pm GMT :

Prioritizing and Organizing

Understanding your personal writing approach, routine, and goals (and creating a plan that works for YOU!)

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