There’s a lot of pressure on school pupils and students at colleges and universities these days, and concerns about stress, anxiety, burnout and even suicide are on the rise. Mindful photography is a creative way to improve mental health and wellbeing, and to boost self-esteem, confidence, focus, creativity and motivation.
My workshops and courses combine photography with mindfulness to help pupils and students slow down, reduce anxiety and stress, and see their lives with fresh eyes.
I run workshops, courses, and training sessions at universities, further education colleges, and at secondary, primary and special schools, with a focus on Stroud, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and Bristol.
All Look Again training is centred around the five ways to wellbeing that are used throughout the NHS:
CONNECT with self, others and nature
GIVE your photos, your inspiration, your presence
LEARN photography, communication and mindfulness skills
BE ACTIVE and enjoy walking in nature
TAKE NOTICE observe and appreciate the beauty all around us
Participants develop a new approach to photography – learning to see their life at school, college or university with new eyes, and to notice the extraordinary in the everyday. They explore their relationship with themselves, each other and the world around them.
The photography side of things is kept simple, low tech and fun. Students can use any device they choose, and the workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Students attending my workshops and training benefit from improved:
mindset, mental health and wellbeing
confidence and self-esteem
clarity, creativity, vision and focus
motivation and productivity
connections with self, others and the planet
Get in touch to talk to me about training and workshops for your students.
See here for training for teachers and staff in universities, colleges and schools.