Summary of the recent “Open the Door” project – by Mindful Photography UK, October 2021

I recently delivered, my “Open the Door” project; a unique five week online project to help support participants experience mindful photography techniques and feel even more connected with nature.

Taken by Jo

We met online to discuss the format of the project and explore what the participants really wanted to gain from their time together.

80% of participants said they had signed up to support their wellbeing, increase their daily exercise and to connect more with nature

Taken by Jo

“My main goals for this course are increasing my ability to be ‘in the moment’ and using photography as a means of creative self-expression and reflection.”

Beth, September, 2021

The course explored photography inspired by poetry. The final week we looked at the poem ‘Fear’ by Khalil Gibran.

If this is something you’d like to try I am going to run this course again in the new year. Drop me an email at rebecca@mindfulphotography.org.uk for more details – course prices start at £34.99 per person for online delivery.

 Fear – 

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has travelled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.

Khalil Gibran

“I found Rebecca and the group to be supportive, inspirational, gentle, and thoughtful. I will take the suggestions and poems with me for future use and reflection. Thoroughly enjoyed being part of it . A lovely experience.”

Jo, 2021

Published by Mindful Photography UK

Providing specialist photographic projects to individuals and organisations.

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