Mindful and Therapeutic Photography

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Slow down, look, and look again…
See your life, your work and your world with new eyes

 

What is mindful and therapeutic photography?

So many of us use our phones or cameras to take photos these days, don’t we? Yet often we snap, snap, snap without really looking, without really seeing. We are bombarded by photographs on social media, the news and through advertising, and all too often this can contribute to a sense of inadequacy, loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. Look Again uses photography to slow down, de-stress, enjoy nature, increase resilience, and improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. I would love to look again with you and help you to see with new eyes.

How does mindful and therapeutic photography work?

Photography is used together with stillness, mindfulness and a connection with nature to help you look again at yourself, your community, your work, and the world around you. Whenever appropriate, I work alongside therapists and other professionals. I keep it simple, low tech and fun!

Coming up soon:

Mindful photography workshops and events 

For more information and to book please go to bookings page.

23 July – Mindful Photography Workshop, The Norwich Wellbeing Centre

30 July – Mindful Photography Workshop, Stroud

20 August – Taster Mindful Photography Workshop, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

16 September – Mindful Photography Workshop, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

 

“A very different approach to taking photos. I felt free to really focus on what I was seeing and saw so much more. It reminded me to slow down and see the little moments of beauty of interest. To remember that these ‘bits’ of life are always there!” Jenny Barton

 

“The great thing about the process is taking you back to slowly looking and TRULY SEEING.” Rob Baker

 

Benefits of mindful and therapeutic photography

Mindful and therapeutic photography is used to build resilient and healthy communities, and more productive places of work. As well as improve photography skills, it also helps

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve mood and self-esteem
  • Increase sense of confidence and achievement
  • Improve social interaction
  • Improve mental and physical fitness
  • Improve focus and observation skills
  • Increase individual and team motivation and productivity at work
  • Increase awareness of one’s own story and that of others

Who benefits from mindful and therapeutic photography?

Individuals, charities, housing associations, schools, the public sector, health and community organisations, businesses, corporates, SMEs, sole traders, and social enterprises. The walks, workshops and courses I offer benefit clients groups such as young people, families, people who live with or have lived with physical and mental health challenges (for example stress, anxiety and depression), dementia, homelessness, addiction, and eating disorders. The training, coaching and talks I offer benefit individuals or staff who are undergoing stress and mental health challenges, as well as to groups of staff for team building and organisational development purposes.

Where does Look Again work?

Based in Stroud, I work mostly in Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds) as well as Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Wales, the Midlands, Bristol and other parts of the South West. I love to travel further as well and have been to France and Germany with Look Again as well…