Revitalize Your Brain: Spur Your Creative Muse
with Paula Castner
Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., October 3, 10, 17, 24
Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA
Studies reveal that writing, dancing, art, and listening to music improve brain function.Writing encourages the two hemispheres of the brain to work together, enhancing memory, productivity and stress relief. Dancing increases the brain’s ability to manage balance, encourages neuroplasticity, and strengthens muscle memory. Art raises serotonin levels which affects mood, and the “wow” factor of appreciating art trains the brain to be more hopeful. Music boosts the brain’s ability to learn and to lower and manage anxiety.
Come, join us for a four-week workshop to revitalize your brain. Participants will draw, dance, listen and sing to music, and journal. Open to all ages. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Paula Castner is the Chief Operating Officer for Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative as well as a freelance writer, playwright, drama director, writing workshop facilitator, baking coach, and professional administrator. Her pieces have been published in a variety of venues, from parenting magazines, to newspapers, to online magazines, and have claimed first prize in several writing contests. Her play, A Fairy Tale Life? A Musical, with music by Canadian folk artist, Nancy Beaudette, was performed in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She is currently working on her second musical, set in an art museum. Her long-term writing project is a fictionalized account of a historical court case about a slave girl from Holden, MA.