De-Stress with Photography

15 May 2019

10:00 - 16:30

Amersham Studios
Chestnut Lane
Rear of 31, The Penningtons
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

Non RPS Member£95.00 
RPS Member£71.00 
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De-Stress with Photography

How to combine photography with positive psychology to develop happier, stress-free lives.

These days we are exposed to constant change. We are challenged by work, relationships, money, health, travel, politics, IT – to name just a few! As a result the stress reaction – sometimes known as fight or flight - is being triggered all the time. This is not just unpleasant, it is damaging. Our bodies are not designed to handle the hormonal changes of the stress response and the result can be both physical and mental damage.

Photography can come to the rescue. In this one-day workshop, John presents an eight-step programme for using photography as a route to mental wellbeing. The day is a combination of photographic presentations and exercises designed to manage stress and provide lasting tools to ensure a balanced life and an antidote to modern day pressures.

Topics covered include:

Achieve the condition of Flow, the state of immersion in energised focus.

Find beauty in ordinary things to become fully conscious of our environment.

Set a photography goal as an escape route from everyday pressures.

Become an artist and let your ‘right brain’ have its say.

The workshop is relaxed and participative. Bring your camera and some of your photographs (as prints or on memory stick).

The day is run by John Humphrey. John is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society who has spent most of his working life in the fields of positive psychology and mental wellbeing. He is an established lecturer and writer on these subjects, books include ‘Coaching for Resilience’ published by Kogan Page.

What's included?
We've created a warm friendly environment where no question is a stupid question and all makes and models of cameras are welcome. You'll get to play with the latest gear, spend time with our experts and leave a better photographer.

As with all Amersham Studios courses will be providing: - Tea, coffee and  refreshments.

Lunch is provided so please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Amersham Studios, Rear of 31, The Penningtons, Chestnut Lane, Amersham,HP6 6EJ

Tel  0782 562 1916
Parking: There is parking outside the studio



Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: Thames Valley