‘Brain Hacks’ is a phone photography project focused on creativity as a tool for wellbeing.
Working with young people from Our Lady’s Catholic College, Lancaster, the project will be produced and delivered by photographer Ginny Koppenhol.
Scientific research supports increasingly, the theory that by finding ways to focus on the daily positives of life, we can improve our mental wellbeing. The role of reticular activating system (our brain’s filtration system) is central to much of this research, and highlights our ability to actively shift our perception, which is especially valuable during life’s challenges, as it enables us to view the ‘bigger picture.
Young people will learn phone photography skills and creative techniques, which they’ll take away to create daily images that favour the positive, joyful, exciting, poignant or peaceful moments (not ignoring/ dismissing the negative moments or the challenges associated with searching for positive ones).