Mindfulness and Photography

Event date:
Autumn/Winter 2018 dates announced soon

Where:
The Medicine Garden, Cobham, Surrey

Cost:
£225 per person

Lunch, and tea & coffee throughout the day included.

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives and taking up a hobby can really help.

So why do we think that photography in particular can help your mind stay healthy? Well … getting out and about with a camera helps you to become more present, more aware and more mindful.

Mindfulness is the art of living in the present without worrying about the future or the past.  It’s about focusing on the present situation around you; on what you can see, hear, smell and touch. And whilst you’re out and about with your camera, you’re subconsciously focusing on the present reality, which helps you to forget about worries and fears and get control back over your mind.

On this ‘Introduction to Mindfulness & Photography’ course you will learn:

  • Photography basics – the 3 key elements to taking a good photograph
  • Mindfulness: what it is, and how it helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • How to be less judgemental about yourself, others and the world around you
  • How to make photography a new habit – rather than being a new hobby you give up on because you’re no good at it!

Dr. Marcelle Crinean, owner of Brain Reframe, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Tutor, will explain the basics of Mindfulness along with some simple exercises you can practice at home to unlock some of your automatic thought patterns.

Alan Stretton, owner and founder of iDisign, and a professional photographer for more than 40 years, will explain what you really need to know to take a good photograph.

Suitable for anyone over 16 years old.

Please note: Cameras will not be provided. You must bring your own camera of some sort – e.g., a smartphone, iPhone, point & click camera, DSLR, etc. If in doubt, please get in touch.

For information or to book, please submit your details below and we will respond within 24 hours.

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