Mindfulness through Photography
Wednesday 26th August 2020, 9.30am – 12pm
We all live in a hectic world – partially with everything currently going on. Even in externally quiet moments, our minds are busily chattering away with what ifs and rehashes of what was. It can be difficult to find the path to calm within this clamour.
In this morning session, you will embark upon a journey of creative visual exercises to reach a space of mindfulness through attention, curiosity and reflection. You will learn how to authentically connect to yourself and the world around you within a space of calm and non-judgmental acceptance.
No special equipment is required. Each activity can be done with a camera as simple as the one in your phone.
No special skills are required. You can be a camera expert or notice, a meditation guru or complete beginner. You only need to bring the willingness to slow down, to see and capture the present moment and to reflect on your experience.
Led by Athena Carey
Athena has a background in both psychology and photography (BA psychology, BA photography, Masters of Fine Art Photography). She has professional experience in portrait, landscape, travel and conceptual photography. Currently, she leads photography tours and workshops, teaches photography both online and locally and is also working on two large personal projects – English Follies and Balkan Spomeniks.
Organised in aid of Painshill Park Trust Limited, registered charity in England and Wales (284944). We rely on fundraising to preserve and maintain Painshill for future generations so your support is very important to us.
Mindfulness through Photography – Wellbeing Week 2020
This workshop will take place on Painshill’s tree lined amphitheatre as well as various locations inside Painshill garden. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.