Do your staff have a problem with low morale, absenteeism, 'presenteeism', and lack of motivation, vision or creativity? Use mindfulness and photography to improve mental health, wellbeing, resilience and team building in the workplace, to clarify your vision, and to tell your story more effectively. 

Look Again video capturing the benefits of mindful photography for business. 


option 1

Visual mindfulness workshops: photography for improved mental health, wellbeing, creativity and productivity in the workplace

To take notice is one of the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing’, developed by the New Economics Foundation and used throughout the NHS.

Look Again mindful photography training uses mindfulness, photography and nature to help staff slow down and take time to look, look again and see their lives, work and world with fresh eyes.

Participants learn to take notice; to look again at the beauty of the everyday, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary; to look again at the detail and the bigger picture. They also look again at themselves and at each other.

The photography side of things is kept simple, low tech and fun. Participants can use any device - mobile phone, tablet, digital camera, or just their eyes. The training is suitable for all abilities and levels of photography experience.  

Participants benefit from improved:

 

mental health and wellbeing

confidence and self-esteem

clarity, vision and focus

creativity

photography skills

communication skills

team building

motivation and productivity

 

option 2

Clarify your vision: tell your authentic story using photography with mindfulness 

Using visualisation, mindfulness and photography, Look Again helps you look at your business or organisation with fresh eyes and help you clarify your vision, represent it visually and tell your story more authentically.

Use simple and fun exercises and photography tips to take better photos and to understand how photography can work more effectively for your organisation: on your website, social media, for PR projects, in printed material, and for evaluation purposes.

Your organisation benefits from:

 

a clearer vision

improved photography

effective visual representation

Improved internal and external communication

Effective storyTelling  

 

option 3

A combination of options 1 and 2. Photography with mindfulness for improved wellbeing, clarity of vision and effective storytelling.

 

Option 4

Taster mindfulness photography sessions for different teams within your organisation or business.

Shorter taster mindfulness photography sessions are offered to different departments or teams for your organisation.  Please contact me to discuss further.

 

Option 5

Bespoke mindfulness photography workshops 

Bespoke mindfulness with photography workshops or training are developed in close collaboration with you. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

 

 

 

Workshop venue opportunities

As well as running workshops from venue of choice, you may decide to treat your staff to one of the following beautiful venues in nature that Look Again has a close working relationship with: 

The National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Hawkwood College in Stroud, The Pavilion at Museum in the Park in Stroud, and the quirky restored Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.

 

Cost

Price varies depending on the brief, the type of organisation, location and number of participants. As a guide, the price is likely to cost organisations and businesses between £850 and £2,000 per day and £600 - £1,200 per half day. Discounts are offered to small charities and businesses. Please ask!

 

For more info

Please call Ruth on 07789 958895 or email ruth@look-again.org

 

Happy clients

Ruth’s workshop provided a really useful introduction to visual mindfulness. The participants enjoyed especially the emphasis on ‘looking’ as it provided a distinct approach which staff has not experienced before. For those of us leading busy lives, at work and outside work, the opportunity to stop and focus on something different and ‘other’ even for a few minutes gave a valuable insight into how we might incorporate mindfulness into our daily routines and how we might 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 for blossoming 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 reported that they really valued the opportunity to reflect on their approach to marketing. This approach to growing a business is innovative, interesting and fun.”
— Julie Carthy, Award Manager, UnLTD
We employed Ruth to deliver a one-day photography workshop for tourism businesses as part of the Our Land sustainable tourism initiative which celebrates the nation’s protected landscapes. The purpose was to help businesses learn how best to use their camera to promote their business along with their location and 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 very comfortable and extremely useful. The feedback was very positive and we hope to plan another workshop in the not too distant future.
— Nicola Greaves, Information & Interpretation Officer, Cotswolds Conservation Board
“Spending the day with Ruth equipped me with the knowledge and courage to think outside the box with my photography. It opened up a whole new way of thinking about how to capture the essence of Batsford Arboretum and to 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
The experience reminded me to look at things twice before making a judgment. It encouraged me to look at things differently and with a open mind.

Really good training. I feel more relaxed and refreshed. Peaceful.

Very relaxing - now I’m more aware of the little things and appreciate them more.

Once I started to look, I saw a lot more. Being quiet was lovely.

Great to be in nature, to focus and see the detail of colour, shapes, smells, sounds...
— Participants, Stroud District Council training for staff as part of Mental Health Week