Absence, lost income and productivity issues caused by stress, overwork and mental health issues cost businesses billions of pounds every year. My training combines mindfulness and photography to improve mental health, wellbeing, resilience and team building in the workplace, as well as being effective tools to help you clarify your vision, and tell your organisation’s story more effectively.

 

To take notice is one of the five ways to wellbeing, used throughout the NHS. Look Again mindful photography training is designed to teach your staff to slow down, look again, and notice the beauty in the everyday. 

By seeing their lives, work and world with fresh eyes, participants benefit from improved

  • mindset, mental health and wellbeing

  • confidence, self-esteem and resilience

  • clarity, creativity, vision and focus

  • communication skills

  • team building

  • motivation and productivity

  • visual & brand storytelling

  • photography skills

If you’re concerned about the health and wellbeing of your staff, your teams or your organisation, get in touch.

My training is tailored to suit your organisation, challenges and budget – from taster sessions to three-day courses.

Training is generally delivered across Gloucestershire, Bristol and London, but can be provided nationwide.

See below for training in May 2019 for:

  • Photographers, therapists, coaches and mindfulness practitioners.

  • HR, mental health and wellbeing managers and CEOS in the charity, education, public and corporate sectors.

 

Watch this video to see how mindful photography can help you and your staff improve wellbeing, clarity and creativity.

 

Learn mindful photography tools to add to your practice

For photographers, therapists, coaches and mindfulness practitioners

Museum in the Park, Stroud

Thursday 16 May 2019 10am - 4.30pm

This is an introductory practical training day in the Look Again approach to using mindful photography to help improve self esteem, confidence, resilience, mental health and overall wellbeing.

The day is very experiential and uses a blend of photography, the Five Ways to Wellbeing, attitudes of mindfulness, and being in nature.

You will learn lots of practical tips and activities that you can add to your toolbox that will be of benefit to both you personally and to your clients and others that you work with.

You will go away with training material, new resources and links to networks.

Cost: £185 (early bird £155 before 31 March)

For more information and to book

Improve the mental health and wellbeing of your staff

For HR, mental health and wellbeing managers, leaders and CEOs in the charity, public, education, and corporate sectors

Museum in the Park, Stroud

Friday 17 May 2019 10am - 12pm

Enjoy this opportunity to slow down, look again, and gain a fresh perspective.

In this two-hour taster session, experience for yourself how mindful photography is a simple, fun, creative and accessible way to help improve self esteem, confidence, mental health and overall wellbeing of your staff and your service users.

You will sample a blend of photography, the Five Ways to Wellbeing, attitudes of mindfulness, and being in nature.

You will go away with some inspiring and practical tips to share with your staff and colleagues in the workplace.

Cost: £45 (charity, university and public sector) £85 (private sector and corporate)

For more information and to book:

 

Training in visual storytelling

Tell your authentic story using mindful photography

Using visual storytelling, mindfulness and photography, Look Again helps you look at your business or organisation with fresh eyes – helping you to clarify your vision, represent it visually, and tell your story more authentically and effectively.

Through simple, fun exercises and photography tips and tricks, staff learn to take better photos and to use photography more effectively for your organisation: on your website, on your social media profiles, for PR projects, in printed material, and for evaluation purpose

 

What participants say…

“For those of us leading busy lives, at work and outside work, the opportunity to stop and focus on something different gave a valuable insight into how we might incorporate visual mindfulness into our daily routines and gain significant health benefits from doing so.”
— Richard Bond, Assistant Director, Head of Research Information, Governance and Graduate School Research, Business & Innovation, UWE Bristol
“Ruth ran an inspiring training session for social entrepreneurs which impressed us all. Her approach is warm and friendly and she is incredibly generous with her knowledge. By encouraging people to think about their business in pictures she cleverly interweaved some important messages about branding and marketing. The pace and level was perfect and participants valued the opportunity to reflect on their approach to marketing.”
— Julie Carthy, Award Manager, UnLTD
“Ruth delivered a one-day photography workshop to help businesses learn how to use their camera to promote their business along with their location and the surrounding landscape. Ruth’s workshop was excellent. She understood exactly what we wanted to achieve and delivered it in an easy-to-follow format which all businesses found extremely useful. The feedback was very positive and we hope to plan another workshop soon.”
— Nicola Greaves, Information and Interpretation Officer, Cotswolds Conservation Board
“Spending the day with Ruth opened up a whole new way of thinking about how to capture the essence of Batsford Arboretum and place it within the wider Cotswold landscape. Being encouraged to ‘play’ was immensely liberating, helped the creative process no end and was, above all, great fun! Thank you for an inspirational day.”
— Susie Hunt, PR and Marketing Manager, Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire