Programme Facilitator: Sue Duraikan, Duraikan Training
DATE: Saturday 17th June, 1.30 – 3.30pm (2hrs)
AGE RANGE: 13 – 18yrs
MAX NUMBER OF AVAILABLE PLACES: 6
VIRTUAL / IN-PERSON: Virtual
NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: midnight, Wed 14 June 2023
OUTCOMES / TAKEAWAYS – AT THE END OF THIS EXPERIENCE YOU WILL
Explore how we each choose to focus on different things. Improve your sense of wellbeing. We all decide what to focus on and what to blur out, right? Share a photo you think is amazing and then find out if others agree! What do you filter out? Could a new life lens help you see things differently? And what would life look like then?
KNOW SOMEONE WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY?
Know someone with muscular dystrophy (MD) aged 13-18yrs? If you do, please share this so young people with MD across the UK can hear about this opportunity and be nominated by a parent or sibling, PA/carer, GP, physio, OT specialist or a transition or family liaison contact.
MAKING YOU FEEL HAPPIER
“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” – according to French photographer Marc Riboud, taking photos (as we all do every day of our lives on our smartphones) can make you feel happier!
FOCUS ON WHAT’S AROUND YOU
Whether you have a mobile phone or an expensive camera, it doesn’t matter. When you snap a photo, you decide to focus on what’s around you – what’s unique, breath-taking, funny or just plain quirky! You decide what to leave out or what to blur into the background. Today’s digital editing tools can help you create amazing images.
IMPROVE YOUR SENSE OF WELLBEING BY SNAPPING MINDFULLY
Learn how to take your photos mindfully to improve your sense of wellbeing. You’ll have a chance to share your favourite photos, taken by you or others.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF
Explore how you see yourself in today’s world, how you see your life and the people around you. What do you focus on? What do you filter out? Perhaps a new life lens might help you see things differently? And what would life look like then for you?
HELPING FAMILIES WITH TODAY’S COST OF LIVING CRISIS
As part of this programme, the charity is once again offering each beneficiary a treat of one £20.00 Just Eat or Deliveroo Gift Card. This will be arranged via email with each nominee after the programme has finished. Bon appétit!
FOCUS ON THINGS / PEOPLE THAT MAKE YOU REALLY HAPPY
Take one photo every day for a week. We’d like you to focus on things or people that make you really happy. Make the pictures you snap beautiful, creative, and meaningful to you. Don’t rush it! Take everything in. Snap the best pic you can. Choose your 3 fav photos to share digitally during this programme.
WHO IS DELIVERING THIS PROGRAMME:
The charity worked closely with Sue Duraikan (pictured above) on its IHEM (Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds 2015-2018 Programme), that focused on the development of three key areas, namely confidence, communication and networking. Sue was a previous guest in May 2020 on the charity’s ‘In Conversation With’ broadcast show and her episode was titled ‘Family Communication in times of Adversity’.
Sue is a versatile, goal-focused L&D (Learning & Development) Specialist, Sue is also an Associate Member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) with extensive experience across a variety of sectors.
Designing and delivering learning interventions that are engaging, challenging, time-efficient and on occasion a lot of fun, Sue is an empathetic communicator, with lots of experience in not only identifying learning needs but also running group workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions to help people to reach their potential. For more information, visit: www.duraikan-training.com/about
HOW WILL THIS PROGRAMME BE DELIVERED
Delivered via Zoom, this interactive programme is both supportive and an opportunity to learn more about yourself in today’s world in a safe space where the values of empathy, understanding and compassion are front-of-mind. Prepare to have your spirits lifted as we explore self-expression and self-identity through your lens of life.