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Benefits

‘’We have joined and become part of similar communities to this over the past few years and have witnessed first-hand the impact it has had on our lives and the lives of other people who were also involved. It was truly amazing to be part of these groups and it helped us to grow through the learning and the support we received from others. Because of this, we now want to provide a similar environment and share what we have learned in our journey. We decided to call it Focus On Happiness. A simple term with a deeper meaning and purpose behind it for all who join.’’

The Model We Follow

                                           The Focus On Happiness business model is built around the PERMA Theory of Well-being.

The PERMA Theory shows us how to achieve genuine happiness and well-being in our lives by using 5 building blocks. This theory was first penned by an American psychologist called Martin Seligman Members can easily achieve all the above by participating in this community.

P – Positive Emotion = Feeling good
E – Engagement = Being completely absorbed in activities
R – Relationships = Being authentically connected to others
M – Meaning = Purposeful existence
A – Accomplishment = A sense of accomplishment and success

Positive Emotions can come from your mindfulness, photography and mindful photography practice, being out and about with your camera, living in the present, creating and reminiscing on memories, experiencing life, while also sharing and receiving encouragement and support on your journey.

Engagement is achieved by becoming immersed in whatever you are doing. This helps us the remain in the present moment. We also do challenges and tasks that keeps us calm, gives us focus and brings us joy, which helps us to achieve states of flow in our life. We are also engaging and interacting authentically with others in the community.

Relationships are built by having a safe space to share and be open. The community gives us this. Here we can be open, share and receive, support and encouragement. Relationships and social connections are one of our basic human needs. They are a crucial ingredient to living happy lives.

Meaning comes from being part of something bigger. A larger purpose, that gives you the ability to help others and express ourselves creatively, while also understanding the impact of our contribution and the difference it can make. Remember by improving
our life, we are also improving the lives of the people we meet and interact with every single day.

Accomplishments are fulfilled throughout this community and in many ways. I could fill the page with this one. We are achieving the second we enter and start to share and interact. We all do challenges and tasks as a collaborative group, but we each share our perception and express our own vision through our photography. This gives us a sense of accomplishment as a group and as individuals.

Benefits to being part of Supportive Communities

We have joined and become part of similar communities to this over the past few years and have witnessed first-hand the impact it has had on our lives and the lives of other people who were also involved. It was truly amazing to be part of and it helped us to grow through the learning and support we received from others.

Because of this, we now want to provide a similar environment and share what we have learned in our journey. We decided to call it Focus On Happiness. A simple term with a deeper meaning and purpose behind it for all who join.

               This whole community is designed to follow the P.E.R.M.A theory of well-being. See above for more on this topic.

Mindful Photography Benefits

Many believe Mindful Photography is a new type of practice, but it’s definitely not. Mindful Photography can also be known as Meditative or Contemplative Photography and is around in different forms since the mid 1800’s.

Mindful Photography is a powerful tool you can use to achieve a state of mindfulness while also helping you to develop more productive thought patterns in the process.

During mindful photography practice, you are experiencing a type of mental relaxation which calms your mind and allows you to think positive and productively. While experiencing these moments, your mind and body are both at-ease, which can lead to many benefits.

‘’ It is now scientifically proven that our physical health can be directly linked to our mental state and vice versa. This puts us completely at the mercy of our biology ‘’

During the practice, you are using different parts of your mind and building better connections between different parts of your brain which is all explained in more detail in our Mindography resources.

Everyone can do this with a little bit of learning and practice, which will link directly back to your physical health also.

Practical Benefits

Some benefits of practicing Mindful Photography –

Scientific Research

Some scientific benefits of Mindfulness –

Benefits of practicing in Nature

Most people like to experience Mindfulness and Mindful Photography while out for a walk in nature, but this isn’t always necessary. Being out and about in nature with your camera can allow some people to enter a state of flow a little easier. Nature alone has its own health and wellbeing benefits. We do understand this is not possible for everyone and mindful photography and mindfulness techniques can be used anywhere and at any time.

Some benefits of practicing in nature –