Projekt: Kamerom kao sam svoj terapeut

Takvo je doba da svi imamo fotoaparate sa sobom i sikamo se uvijek, posvuda, sa svime i sa svima. Ovaj projekt traži da to nastavite raditi, ali sa promjenjenim stupnjem svjesnosti. nemojte samo slikati fotografije, pogledajte ih, pogledajte ih dobro.

Slikajte jednu te istu fotografiju u različitim okolnostima i uvjetima.

Zadržite temu, ali mijenjajte oko nje sve što se promijeniti da.

Obratite pažnju na emociju koju ste uspjeli uhvatiti na svojim fotografijama. Primjetite koliko su različite i kako, bez obzira na istu temu odašilju različite poruke … a sve na neki govore o vama.

Fotodokumentiranje vlastitog života je izuzetno moćna tehnika koja vam pomaže osvijestiti vaš život,

okolnosti u kojima se nalazite, a posebno pomaže nošenju s okolnostima koje su vam izazov.

Ovaj projekt je osmišljen na osnovu učenja kanadske psihologinje Judy Weiser koja se spacijalizirala za Foto terapeutski pristup ekspresivnoj art terapiji, posebno za auto terapeutsku fotografiju koja se, uz asistenciju terapeuta, provodi samostalno.

Judy Wieser about Therapeutic Photography

“Therapeutic Photography is the name for photo-based activities that are self-initiated and conducted by oneself (or as part of an organized group or project), but where no formal therapy is taking place and no therapist or counsellor needs to be involved.

Therapeutic Photography & Social Action Photography techniques are done for the purpose of:

  • increasing self-knowledge, awareness, and well-being
  • improving relationships with family and others
  • activating positive change
  • reducing social exclusion
  • assisting rehabilitation
  • strengthening communities
  • enriching intercultural relations
  • lessening conflict
  • bringing attention to issues of social injustice
  • sharpening visual literacy skills
  • enhancing education
  • expanding qualitative research and prevention methodologies
  • producing other kinds of photo-based healing and learning

Looking at one’s own personal collection of snapshots, or creating photos oneself, can of course be personally beneficial. But doing this can also bring up deep memories and powerful emotions surprisingly quickly, which can sometimes be quite overwhelming for those not knowing how to cope with such things when they suddenly appear.

Since no prior training in therapeutic theory or counselling skills is required for those doing Therapeutic Photography, there is no protective counselling framework in place with which to immediately contain and resolve any emotional consequences that might erupt for people participating in those activities.

Therefore, doing Therapeutic Photography by oneself, even within a group setting with peer feedback, may actually precipitate the need for a therapist to help “finish” what has come to light during activities that took place without one! In contrast, working with photo-triggered personal insights and emotional reactions within the formal structure of deeper therapy process, is the very definition, function, and purpose of PhotoTherapy itself.”

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