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Video: A future visioning tool

Video: A future visioning tool

I've made another video - this time it's one where you actually see my face! I hope you like it. I'm on a mission to get more comfortable with creating videos (I find it strange not having an audience!) so I'd love to hear what you think and what tips you have for...

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A fun icebreaker for you to try

A fun icebreaker for you to try

Icebreakers for virtual training  - what's the verdict? In my opinion, it's even more important to have an icebreaker for a virtual training session than it is for an in person one. Why? When we partake in virtual learning sessions we miss out on the in person chit...

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Video: Meditative Drawing

Video: Meditative Drawing

Yesterday saw the last session of Secrets of Simple Graphics for 2020 and as we munched on our (non-virtual) cupcakes at the Afterparty Elevenses, the discussion shifted to the benefits drawing brings to our mental health, a topic I touched on previously. As such, I...

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How drawing helps with stress

How drawing helps with stress

Sometimes, when feeling stressed, the last thing you want is someone handing you a set of coloured pencils and a notebook, urging you to channel your stress in a creative manner. Yet creative pursuits are generally seen to be a helpful antidote to feelings of stress...

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Video: How to draw icons for future

Video: How to draw icons for future

Ahead of the launch of my *brand new** Draw Out Your Future programme I thought I'd create this short video with instructions on how to draw an icon that represents future. Click on the image below to be taken straight to the video. If you were to graphically...

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The story behind my discovery of graphics

The story behind my discovery of graphics

When I talk about my journey to visual thinking I speak about when I moved to Edinburgh in 2002 and started working for a disability organisation. It was whilst working at this organisation that I received training in Person Centred Planning - a facilitation...

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Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

I’m a big fan of blending hand drawn graphics into existing ways of working. I often see how overwhelmed people feel when thinking about how to incorporate hand drawn graphics into their work. Start with what you’ve got. If you currently use PowerPoint slides, for...

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Meeting our needs

Meeting our needs

Ever since being trained in the use of Person Centred Planning MAP and PATH tools back in 2002, I've always been a fan of using visuals for planning. I use visual planning in my own business, as well as with individuals and teams. More recently I’ve been considering...

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