Watching family photos together can increase a sense of pride and respect in the family

Did you know that watching family photos together can increase pride and respect in the family?

Welcome to the fifth part of the “Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography” article. Today, I share about watching family photos together. On a deeper level, it is about 🌱story-telling based on personal photos to build respect and a sense of uniqueness ☀️

🌱 Watching family photos together seems to be a simple topic and yet unique. Why?

🌱 Through the mean of our photos, we can take family members back in time to the moments when we were living in different circumstances and realities.

🌱 And authentic stories typically raise curiosity.

How to do it?

🌱 Bring your photos, sit with children and start telling stories and memories that are “hidden” in pictures. Often, one photo is enough to reveal a long story.

🌱 They take people in, engage, teach. We become SOMEONE with a story to tell.

🌱 Watching life photo albums is to see our biographies – and a sense of uniqueness, pride and respect is born.

I hope that my series about “Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography” was inspiring for you.

Stay safe, Do Raniszewska

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Photography can be a way to regain a sense of meaning and direction

Welcome to the fourth part of the “Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography” article. Today, I share about keeping a photo-diary in order to regain a sense of meaning and direction.
🌱 Photography can be a way to regain a sense of meaning and direction – this is, to achieve something valuable over time. It is about keeping a photo-journal with the idea to implement a task in a consistent way over a period of time.
🌱 As a reward, you discover that you can focus on something you had decided to do and accomplish it.
🌱 If you keep a photo diary for 21 days, you get a real chance to experience having more focus in your life.
🌱 To do this, you need small but daily steps. Do it on ease, with no pressure.

How to do it?
🌱Choose the topic of a photo-journal that will be valuable to you in the near future. For example, if you need to learn to take care of yourself, you can look after each morning with a special look and take a picture of yourself. With each photo, write how you feel when you see yourself and what you like. Imagine how you will feel after 21 days with such a series of photos and affirmations about you!
🌱Another idea on the same subject is a beautifully composed and served meal.
🌱Still another topic, for example, if you are looking for more to appreciate everyday life, take photos of the weather outside and describe what the weather is like, how the air smells, how birds sing.

How to use it at home with your family?
🌱Appoint home editors or journalists, if you prefer on various topics: cooking, portraits of family members, the advent of spring. And so on.

I hope you find this inspiration useful. Next week, I will write about story-telling based on personal photos to build respect and a sense of uniqueness.

Stay safe, Do Raniszewska

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Did you know that Photography helps stop the race of thoughts and gain inner peace?

Welcome to the second part of the “Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography” article. Today, I share about how photography helps stop the race of thoughts and gain inner peace.☀️

🌱Imagine you are entering a meadow. Start noticing flowers, grasses, trees, dandelions, sun, shadows, cobwebs, colors. On the right there is a tall tree. Green bush is on your left. A bird flies by. You hear crickets chirping. You smell the meadow. You approach the dandelion close by, the light shining through the crown. It’s a magic moment. And you just photograph. 🌱And now come back to the awareness that you are reading this article and answer the question:

🌱Did you imagine this meadow and taking pictures in your imagination, and in the same time were thinking about what else to do today or what to cook for dinner?

Probably not! Because taking pictures absorbs the mind and every detail, every time you start running like a butterfly, it draws your attention fully. You are then in a state of flow. This is exactly what happens in mindfulness practice.

🌱Mindfulness practice improves mental health. These are usually yoga and meditation. It turns out that photography works the same way because it puts you in a state of awareness of the outside world and your own thoughts, thus immediately reduce stress, stops the race of thoughts. With longer practice, it also improves memory and concentration. The practice of mindfulness is a practice of peacefulness.

🌱Taking photos is also a regular source of positive emotions. It brings satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, because by taking pictures a person stays in contact with themselves, goes out to the world, exceeds the limits of confinement in their own thoughts and, as a result, expresses something from themselves in a creative way.

🌱How can you start to practice peace of mind through photography?

All you have to do is spend twenty minutes to half an hour every day at home or outside. You can have one topic for some time and then change it. For example ‘light’. ‘Sunlight’ is a great topic if you need to regain joy, energy, a good mood or reduce depression. When you photograph your mind is absorbed enough watching and creating that it frees you for a moment from anxiety, and turns on a sense of harmony and purpose.

I hope you find this inspiration useful. Next week, I will write about photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills.

I hope you find this inspiration useful. Next week, I will write about photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills.

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Did you know that family photos can help to strengthen the sense of security and self-esteem in children and adolescents?

🍀 Yeas, family photos can help to strengthen the sense of security and self-esteem in children and adolescents.🍀

Recall your parents’ home. Probably on the shelves or on the dresser, there are family photos, e.g. from holidays spent together. Why do your parents keep these pictures on display? To have you close to themselves, to feel your presence at home. These photos bring back the nice moments that they want to remember. They show the continuity of the biography. They remind you of the uniqueness of your own life. They show the value of shared experiences. And that gives you a sense of meaning. What do family photos “say” from the wall? They say only good things that we naturally want to hear about ourselves. Such as I love you, our family is important.
🍀Therefore, they are valuable in building a sense of security and self-esteem in children. Hanged on the wall, they inform that the family is united and unique and that children are an important part of it. It is worth hanging a family photo in a children’s room so that children before falling asleep and after waking up see it as the first information that they are not alone, but together with the loved ones.
🍀Such information means for the child’s brain the safety of being in a family. They also allow us to cultivate a sense of value, uniqueness and sense. They are a way to celebrate family life.
🍀How to choose photos and who should do it? The easiest way would be to do it yourself. But there is a better way – involve children. Invite each family member to choose a few photos from your vacation, holidays or everyday life that they especially like. Together you can decide on their composition and place where they will be exposed. Maybe you will do one common collage, or everyone will find their own photo corner at home.
🍀I hope you find this inspiration useful. ☀️

Next week, I will write about photography as a practice of mindfulness, which helps to stop the race of thoughts and restore inner peace. Do Raniszewska

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“Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography”

How to use our photos to give yourself moments of peace, joy, relaxation for the brain, and to support children and family in building emotional harmony? Starting from tomorrow, I invite you to read about the positive effects of photography on our mind. I will share practices that have a positive impact on our mind and relationships at home in times of uncertainty, fear, sadness, and staying at home:
🌱family photos at home to support a sense of security and self-esteem,
🌱photography as a practice of mindfulness, which restores inner peace,
🌱photo-diaries, which are a regular source of positive emotions, introduce routine and continuity,
🌱photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills,
🌱story-telling based on personal photos to build respect and a sense of uniqueness.
These are elements of my personal development practice for many years which I would like to share it with you in the coming weeks. You will receive five inspirations for the coming days and weeks, and maybe for longer. See you again tomorrow, Dorota Raniszewska

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Traces

“Traces” is an inspiring ✨photo project by Tina Ruisinger. I knew Tina recently since she is going to participate in this course ONE IMAGE MANY WORDS in March 2020🙏. “For ten years, Tina photographed all the things that are left behind when one dies. In doing so, she focused not only on death, but also on the lives of those left behind. The objects are depicted out of their original context. As an artist, she is committed to a topic that remains taboo.” – this is what we read in the introduction to her work. I was very moved when I first saw “Traces” by Tina Ruisinger. It inspired me by its depth and simplicity. And, it reminded me about a series of photos of my mother at home entitled “In the reach of her hand” that I had taken 5 years ago. I wanted to explore how memories are at the reach of our hands. And they usually are present in many places at home…
I invite you to watch this sensitive project “Traces” by Tina Ruisinger. And I’m very curious about what will be your inspiration. If you want to comment below my post about your discoveries, please do so. I wish you an inspiring weekend!
https://www.tinaruisinger.com/books

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Photography in Coaching Course - Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

Photography in Coaching Course – Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

Is your professional GOAL to always become A BETTER COACH?

What creative tools and techniques do you use to make the coaching stand out as memorable? What results are possible when you introduce new stimuli into your work? How do you break the ice, get out of a rut, shift perspective and create aha moments?

Look, PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE LANGUAGE OF TODAY. The human brain is engaged by visuals. Research shows that when our brain detects images, dopamine is produced which increases interest and engagement. And photos make it easier for people to communicate and to express thoughts in a free, non-judgmental way. Simply, because it is easier to say something about what you see than about what you can’t see YET. And because they provide metaphors. Photos catalyze coaching communication. But there is another important fact about photos in coaching: In coaching, clients’ snapshots can serve as records of clients’ resources and as ways to better understand the self. Ever since personal camera became widely available, people used it to create records of themselves and their lives in photographs. Personal photographs mirror, materialize and document the experiences of human life: biography, relationships, dreams, accomplishments.

An OPTION that you have to become a better coach is to use photo-based tools and techniques during the coaching sessions.

I’ve been using photos and clients’ snapshots for a couple of years already and I know that they are very helpful in enhancing self-reflection and deeper insight, finding new perspectives, giving the voice to intuition, the raise of emotions and lead to engagement, aha moments.

Photography in Coaching Course - Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

In 2016, I have designed a 3-day course for coaches and supervisors about using photography in coaching and personal development. I’ve been offering this course since then in Poland, my home country, and there are already hundreds of coaches how benefited learnt from me. Also, in 2019 I published on Amazon my BOOK entitled ‘ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in personal development, healing and education. Notes from a personal journey’. The book is in English and you can get your copy on Amazon.com.

On 18-20 March 2020, I invite you to Warsaw, Poland to join my unique, inspiring, hands-on course “Photography in coaching and personal development”. It is going to be the second edition taught in English! LINK to the course description.

Below are some feedback quotes from the participants from Europe:

High quality, variety of topics, profound, authentic, practical. It enlarged and deepened my insights on a personal and professional level. Powerful. Very good balance between theory and practice. Training location like home. Food very healthy, made with love. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to expand their perspectives and deepen their insights. This training is a gift, personally and professionally. Dorota is a very special woman – warm, creative, intelligent, so much in contact with herself. I’m inspired by her as a person. Nikole Woltmann, Germany

Very good variety of themes, good balance of input and practice. Very convenient. Lot’s of material that is perfect for further studies. Very comfortable location. Delicious food. Yes, yes, yes. Great workshop, lots of learnings and wonderful atmosphere. One of the best workshops I ever attended. Dorota is a great inspiration and very empathetic. Sina Niemeyer, Germany

Very dense, a lot, great ideas and strategies. Beautifully designed. Trustful, non-judgmental atmosphere. Dorota does her work absolutely great and fantastic. Location perfect!!! Even if you do not want to become a coach, it’s a great learning experience not only for you professionally but also for your private life and relationships. Kelly Snoeck, Belgium

What: ‘Photography in Coaching’, a 3-day course

When: 18-20 March 2020, Warsaw, Poland

More information: photo-in-coaching.com

Contact details:

e-mail: dorota@obrazwcoachingu.pl

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About Dorota Raniszewska

Dorota Raniszewska, is a life and motivation coach who made her mission to inspire people to fulfil their dreams and dare to self-realize. She developed her coaching practice with the use of photography and clients’ personal snapshots. She teaches coaches and supervisors the use of photos in coaching. In 2019 she published on Amazon her book entitled ‘ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in personal development, healing and education. Notes from a personal journey’. She is also a certified Points of You® Trainer and a licensed Motivational Maps™ consultant. She graduated from Professional Coaching at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

dorota@obrazwcoachingu.pl

photo-in-coaching.com

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Openning the mind to the ideas -back to childhood, fun, ease, release

“When you have nothing, the imagination works twice. It’s like a muscle. “- Luc Besson. In one of the interviews, Luc Besson, the creator of the Great Blue, Nikita, Leon The Processional, recalled his childhood. He walked around the city and thought up games because he did not have toys. He invented different stories, wandering the streets. This is how the stories were created and the heroes were born. Openness, ease, fun, putting aside both thoughts, one that maybe “I can not”, and second that perhaps “I already know everything”, open the mind to new ideas that lie dormant in our imagination.

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Photo by Eddie Kopp on Unsplash

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photos help to express in words what we feel and experience

Photos help us to express ourselves

Sometimes it is difficult to express in words what we feel and experience. Sometimes it is easier to just show it, saying for example: “I feel now like this woman in the picture” and thanks to that I can unblock a further story.

Photos enable us to express what sometimes is difficult to put into words. They provide a picturesque form of communication.

photos help to express in words what we feel and experience

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