Learn to use photography as a mental health tool.
Photography is a wonderful way to help you start living in the moment and connecting with the world around. It encourages us to take time, be still and notice the details. It allows us to connect with the world around us, whether its nature or people, and offers a chance to take our mind off of any current anxious feelings and uncomfortable thoughts and focus purely on our surroundings.
• When we experience social anxiety and a sense of not being good enough, we tend to focus inwards and our internal-external attention becomes out of balance. In this self-focus, we have a heightened sense of self-judgement; we’re intensely tuned into our thoughts and feelings, keeping the anxiety-cycle going; and we feel disconnected from other people and the world.
• Photography can soothe us, putting us into a relaxed state, taking “us” out of the picture and allowing life to just “be”.
• It can help us to cultivate useful skills, such as an attention for small details, patience, connection and awareness.
In this course, you’ll be guided by experienced nature and documentary photographer, Ellie; exploring the ways in which photography can be used as a tool for mindfulness and how we can even use it as a tool to communicate without words too. You’ll discover how you can be using photography as a tool for reducing anxiety and cultivating awareness, presence and acceptance in your life.
Want to Join Us for the Course?
The next course begins on 15th June and runs for 6 weeks with weekly lessons online and opportunities to connect with others on the same course.Find out more & Sign up now: https://quietconnections.co.uk/photography-course
Please also note: this group will be non-competitive, with no focus on technical ability and no judgement . The focus will be entirely on how photography can help you to reflect and live more present, calm and connected in your day-to-day life, and you can easily take part with just your phone.