As well as being a Focusing teacher, I love photography! Many of the images you see in the banners are mine.

Connect with new eyes

FIND DEEP CONNECTION TO NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday 30th June 10-4pm, Hawkwood, Nr Stroud

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Are you longing to feel more alive, creative and connected to yourself and to the natural world

Do you enjoy photography and want to explore it as away to connect more to the natural world?

Can our smartphone or camera be a source of connection rather than distraction?

Can we use technology to bring us closer to nature?
WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE?
Through awareness practices, mindfulness, playful explorations, time both together and alone in nature, we will immerse ourselves in the exploration of using photography and our amazing human senses to connect more with the natural world, ourselves, and each other. We will see the extraordinary in the ordinary and experience the opposite of 'snapping away'.

The natural world is both a mirror and a teacher, It can lead us into a profound full experience of both being fully alive and of belonging. Armed with our senses and our cameras/phones we will set out to deepen this connection to the natural world and ourselves

We will start off inside the Round House at Stroud Community Farm in the grounds of Hawkwood College, before going on a gentle walk of less than a mile, through woods and meadows to Folly Wood, a community owned woodland.

The photography side of things will be kept simple, low tech and fun. You can use any device you choose, from a mobile phone, tablet or a digital camera. The workshop is suitable for all abilities and levels of photography experience. As well as improve your photography skills, the workshop will help you improve your every day wellbeing by encouraging you to take notice and become more aware of the beauty that is all around us.
The Facilitators
Ruth is photographer, facilitator, speaker, creative thinker, collaborator and mother.
Her business, Look Again, unites photography, mindfulness and nature to help people slow down, take notice, and see their life, work and world with fresh eyes. She runs mindful photography workshops and training for businesses, charities, social enterprises, universities, schools, as well as for individuals. The benefits include improved health and wellbeing, focus, clarify, motivation, and productivity. Ruth also takes on photography commissions and sells her own photographs.

Ruth has 10 years experience of running photography workshops, as well as being a professional, published and commissioned photographer in her own right.


Peter is a facilitator, speaker and father. His business "Living Focusing” is all about taking awareness into our bodily wisdom with the practice known as Focusing. He has been teaching individuals, groups and also mentoring others to teach since 2005. He is also a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (an embodied approach to healing trauma). He is passionate about sharing accessible and embodied skills that lead to well being, fulfilment and transformation.

More recently he completed a foundation course at Schumacher College (Devon) in environmental education. Ever since an art degree back in the 90’s Peter has been a keen amateur photographer and self confessed compulsive picture taker.
Suitable for: open to anyone
Cost: £75 or £45 concessions
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