Mindful and Therapeutic Photography
See your life, your work and your world with new eyes
Why 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!
Mindful Photography Workshops. BOOK NOW!
Last Sunday of the month: 28 May, 25 June, 30 July 2.30 – 5.00 pm in The Garden Yurt, Stroud
On these Look Again mindful photography workshops, you will slow down, look, look again and learn to see the world around you with new eyes. You will learn to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. You will experience the opposite of ‘snapping away’. You will improve your focus, observation and photography skills, as well as slow down and de-stress.
The workshops are run from a beautiful garden yurt (with a woodburner) and include a short gentle walk to the Stroudwater Canal. The photography side of things is kept simple, low tech and fun and you can use any device you choose, from a mobile phone, tablet or digital camera. They are suitable for all abilities.
£44.95 (concessions available). More info and book here or please contact me:
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.
Why do I offer mindful and therapeutic photography?
I developed my mindful and therapeutic approach to photography when I experienced mental health challenges some time back. I have lived experience of using photography, mindfulness and being in nature as part of my own road to recovery and now want to share the benefits of this approach with others. Find out more about my Look Again journey.
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.