Do you have a problem with low morale, absenteeism, 'presenteeism', and motivation? Use mindful photography as a low tech, creative and fun way to improve mental health and wellbeing, vision, team building and productivity in your business or organisation.

option 1

Mindful looking: photography for improved wellbeing and productivity in the workplace

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.

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

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 4

Short taster sessions

Shorter taster session throughout a day/half day can be offered to different department or teams.  Please contact me to discuss further.

Option 5

Bespoke workshops 

Bespoke workshops or training is offered in close collaboration with you. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

option 2

Clarify your vision: tell your story with mindful photography

Using visualisation, mindfulness and photography, Look Again also offers workshops that help you look at your business or organisation with new eyes; to clarify your vision, represent it visually and tell your story more effectively.

Use simple and fun exercises and photography tips to take better photos and to understand how photography can work more effectively for your organization: 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

The above two options can be run on their own or as a combination. Please contact me to discuss further.

 

Workshop venues 

As well as running workshops from your own organisation, you may decide to treat your staff and book a venue that has beautiful outdoor space in nature.

I work with the following venues and can come an arrangement for you: The National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Hawkwood College in Stroud, The Walled Garden 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 range between £945 - £1195 per day and £595 - £645 per half day. Discounts are offered to small charities and businesses. 

 

For more info

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

 

 

Testimonials

“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