Amy Spies is a screenwriter and producer. She combines mindfulness with writing as a “natural blending” of practices to help unlock the inner voice. After first designing and teaching a mindful writing group for members of a non-profit shelter for underserved, often homeless individuals, Amy then created and taught a meditation group for writers at Insight LA mindfulness center. Spies also developed courses in Mindful Writing and Mindful Writing Hero's Journey at USC and UCLA. She regularly teaches Mindful Writing at USC and leads mindful writing sessions and workshops at mindfulness centers, women’s shelters, business and entertainment organizations, Inner Kids Collaborative (reaching out to caregivers and families during the pandemic), global venues, through individual consultation, and for InsideOUT Writers: a nonprofit that teaches writing to incarcerated youth.