There is nothing more tranquil then looking at the world through the lens of a camera. For most, photography can lift our spirits, change our mood, and help us to see beyond the gloom that life can sometimes throw at us. Imagine being able to capture once in a lifetime images you can reminisce and relive for years to come with friends and family.
Discover a fresh new vision or perspective in an area that you have passed through many times, or go for a walk through your local park and discover what nature and animal life has to offer. You might even find yourself seeking out a particular view or subject to snap a memory of for a loved one who would appreciate the image you're about to take.
There are so many therapeutic benefits of photography we experience every time we think about capturing a perfect picture that we aren’t even aware of. Think of it as therapy through photography as you incorporate therapeutic strategies already working in your life. If you do this, you will have an excellent tool for escape on an emotionally gloomy day.
The simple act of creation through photographic therapy is important in helping us as humans feel fulfilled. Think of how excited a child gets when they bring you a picture they have just completed. Whether it is just scribblings or their rendition of a sunny day with family, the look on their face as they stand there waiting for your reaction is priceless. The proudness that exhumes from their smile and sparkle in their eyes paints a perfect picture in itself.
Now think of how you feel as you capture the perfect angle of a flower as the morning dew drips off of it, or scenic view you stopped to admire on your morning hike. The stress of your job or any other negative feeling you may be living with seems inconsequential at that moment. Serenity overtakes your soul and a sense of pride bursts from your lips as you smile with satisfaction at your new conquer.
Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf from New York City deals with many aspects of phototherapy and art, including contemporary stone sculpture art, which infuses elements of human form and movement within the stone.
Robert, a professor of phototherapy, believes that photography offers a unique approach to therapy that allows you to find creative pathways towards emotional wellbeing. When you are unable to fully express yourself, creating an image that speaks 1000 words can help you heal without struggling to find the words needed to explain yourself and your situation.
So go; grab your camera and enjoy sunlight, fresh air, and exercise while your photographic therapy starts the inner healing.
Contact Robert Irwin Wolf Licensed Psychoanalyst to schedule a consultation to start your healing journey today. We proudly serve New York, NY and the surrounding areas.