MINDFULNESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
When I was a child I loved drawing and painting. I fell in love with photography at age 17. Being HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) and visual thinker I See Pure. I love to calm my mind using my camera, or by taking a 'mind picture'. In this age of overwhelm, Seeing Pure is a welcome counterpart. The power of my work is found in simplicity and elegant balance.
I love looking at life with Pure, Good eyes. The Tibetan word for Good/Pure Eye is 'Miksang'. I stumbled upon Miksang Contemplative (Buddhist) Photography when searching online for 'How to look at life like a child'. Being a Bachelor in Fine Art Photography (AKV St. Joost 1996) I noticed many similarities with Pure or Straight Photography from the early 1900's.
Miksang Pure PhotoTherapy
I teach how to Meditate with Eyes open, without being vague or woolly. How to See the beauty of our world, in a spiritual yet minimalistic way. Pure perception creates positive energy and happiness for its creator and audience. I am also writing the life style book '7 Steps to Eyespiration'. The first 1000 downloads will be free of charge.
I'm working as Life Coach for several years now, using Therapeutic Photography and PhotoTherapy to help you See. We'll start with exploring the Art of Pure Perception. This will: Clarify life goals and Open the Heart. Innerpeace and happiness are found during a guided creative process like storymaking or photo walk. Pure perception will uplift your mood.
EYESPIRATION PHOTO WALK
During SMW Rotterdam 2014, my photo walks inspired police and business men/women to See Life with 'Anders Kijken'. Authors joining my Eyespiration photo walk at the San Francisco Writers Conference 2016 and 2017 got inspired how to prevend a writer's block. Eyespiration will Calm your mind. You can also book a 1-on-1 session, worldwide.
- Get active.
- Eat. More vegetables and fruit, less meat and sugar.
- Express yourself.
- Start a project - and create new memories!
TOOLS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH
Eyespiration PhotoTherapy 1-on-1 Coaching
Visual Consultancy create new energy and insights.
Eyespiration Photo Walks, group workshop. Private coaching/walking available.
Mindfulness & Photography Trips: we travel to Bali, New York, Paris, London. You can book me for a private daily workshop at every destination, cruise or vacation.
Travelblogger with Eyespiration. Creative Copy Writing of Authentic Branded Content. Available for mystery hotel guest & press trips worldwide.
‘Melanie has been the official photographer for the San Francisco Writers Conference for nearly a decade. Yet she always comes to the event with fresh eyes and ways to maximize her efforts. She captures the highlights of the event that are so crucial to us for marketing. But when she suggested conducting her Eyespiration Walk, it became one of the highest rated sessions of the entire conference! Melanie is much more than an excellent photographer, she becomes part of the family.’
Barbara Santos, SFWC Marketing Director