Close-Up project

Deep inside, you are what you’re longing for.

When you understand your power, you can start using it and develop within yourself.

The Close-Up project combines Photography and personal growth. It helps to realize and deepen the connection with one’s uniqueness, realize elements of personal power, discover and develop creativity, and strengthen self-confidence. Moreover, it is a creative and performative way to experience our potential by creating our project, a photography one. This highly creative process reveals your excellence.

Dates of the Close Up Project:
4 March – 22 April 2022.
Project Group Meetings each Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm CEST time on Zoom

Method:

The Close-Up consists of active Photography outside, a reflective practice inspired by family photos and life experiences, writing and dedicated meditations. We look at our uniqueness through the prism of the Character Strengths, based on the VIA Character methodology, a positive approach to human psychology. The project takes eight weeks. Each week explores different character strengths, such as wisdom, courage, humanity, fairness, spirituality and self-regulation. Every week, participants explore them through their roots, trunks and the space outside in the reach of their branches. There is one online meeting every week devoted to exchanging ideas and personal insights, demonstration of the photos taken, inspiration and recognition of work done.

Benefits:

During the Close-Up project, participants discover a completely new look at themselves, their potential, and their ancestors, which supports them further in life. For many people, Close-Up contributed to their healing – a better openness to life, improved self-worth, forgiveness, compassion, appreciation.

The Close-Up is gentle and powerful
at the same time 

– this is how Maria, one of the first participants, called the project.

You enter as much as you are ready. Like at the seaside, where you can stop at watching beautiful views, or you can dip your foot, or you can quite dive. I saw not only my resources. I became aware of my family resources! In this project, we change the view from ‘difficult parts that we inherited’ to ‘gifts that we have received. I discovered my strengths, got back to my creativity. I had a lot of great ideas! Let’s focus on what is good, on what we have. Let’s create an atmosphere where everyone can feel important and flourish rather than stumbling upon their problems.

 

Dates of the Close Up Project:
4 March – 22 April 2022.
Project Group Meetings each Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm CET time on Zoom