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Who Am I Now? – Week 8

Last Friday was a momentous day for our group. The last session of "Who Am I Now?", the last one of 16 weeks together. For this course was the follow up the "Developing Mindfulness through Photography" Course. Two 8 week courses where much has…
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Hafal Workshop in North Wales

On Monday I was invited to Snowdonia to deliver a mindful photography workshop for people who receive support from Hafal. The session was part of a whole afternoon that also included creative writing and was organised and funded by Literature…
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Who Am I Now – Week 7

Week 7, the penultimate week was all about love. Ahh! And all you need is love, don't you? This week was the cure for the two previous weeks, which focused on Fear. Love is the antidote to fear, both holistically and chemically. Love produces…
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Who Am I Now Course – Week 6

This week we built upon our discussions about loss and change. Specifically we focused on fear and how this emotion causes  physiological changes in our bodies. If you would like to read all about this here's a link to my post on the topic. One…
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Who Am I Now Course – Week 5

This week began the final half of the course with an exploration of how we are living now. Often we live attached to an image of ourselves from a few years earlier. Most of us like to imagine that we are younger than we are and not admit…
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Who Am I Now Course – Week 4

This week was all about the application of knowledge and skills learnt in the first 3 weeks and was an opportunity to get personal. We were all invited to consider a barrier in our life, particularly one that was current. These barriers would…

Who Am I Now Course – Week 3

This week I took the students understanding of abstract photography a step further and expanded their appreciation of using photographs to illustrate how they feel. After a general introduction that discussed the use of elements of visual…
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Who Am I Now Course – Week 2

Week 2 starts the process of considering how we can represent our thoughts and feelings through photography. The beginning of this appreciation begins with a bit of creative fun; the creation of abstract photographs. This week we considered…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 8

This was the final week of our 8 week development of mindfulness through photography, and along the way create some fabulous photos. This week we covered two more mindful attitudes: Acceptance and Non-Striving, shot a little video of the some…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 7

The home stretch! This penultimate session carried on with our consideration and development of mindful attitudes through photography and we started by reviewing the photos created by the students for their homework. After that we looked the…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 6

Week 6 took us in to new territory! After a recap of what we had covered to date (Seeing and composing photographs) We started a new topic: Mindful Attitudes. In 1990 when Jon Kabat-Zinn published his book Full Catastrophe Living (the backbone…
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Mindful Photography Course – Week 5

Week 5 built upon the Photography Composition skills we learnt last week. This time we looked at the Elements of Visual Design. There are seven to be aware of that are relevant to photography. They are: Shape, Form, Line, Colour, Texture,…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 4

The halfway point of our 8 week exploration of Mindful Photography saw an investigation into mindful composition. Now I know that composition is a huge topic, one that books delve into in great detail, but I had 2.5 hours. So my intention…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 3

Week 3 was our second week looking at Clear Seeing. In particular this is about establishing Seeing as an anchor; the foundation of our Mindful Photography Practice. To do this we use the 4 Stage Seeing Practice: an activity that encourages…

Mindful Photography Course – Week 1

This week I started the delivery of my 8 week course in Mindful Photography for Morriston Hospital's Brain Injury Service. I was particularly excited to start this as it is the first occasion I have delivered in this format, although I have…
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Why I created a Mindful Photography Course

Did you miss me? Sorry I've been a little quiet for a couple of weeks. I've been a busy boy! Yes, my online courses go LIVE on pre-sale Tuesday 26th September. Whey Hey! There will be a FREE Introduction to Mindful Photography 4 Day Challenge…
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What is McMindfulness?

I first heard the word 'McMindfulness' a few months back. It is being used to describe the increasingly popular application of the word mindful to other activities. For example: mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful anything. There is an…
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Mindful Photography Courses

I have recently updated my Mindful Photography Course page to make it a little clearer. There are two course offers, how exciting! Each is 8 weeks in length and can be delivered to people aged 7 to 70 and for any group. Pupils, students,…
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Mindful Photography Walkshop – Wordy Challenge

At the end of May I held my last Spring Mindful Photography Walkshop. We were once again lucky with the weather - three walkshops in wet Wales in a row with no rain! We had an interesting challenge set, but before that I shared tips on how to…
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Becoming a mindfulness practitioner

When I started writing this blog I saw myself as a photographer first and a mindfulness enquirer a distant second. However, I believe that things may have changed! I have practiced meditation since 2006 when my health first broke on the shores…
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Photo Walkshop Spring 2

We were once again fortunate to have another glorious day for my second Spring Photography Walkshop. Each of these walkshops involves some initial theory and discussion before I offer a photographic challenge and we then embark upon a 2 mile…