The Present Perfect Opens Your Eyes

The Present Perfect

A Photographic Course in Mindfulness | with Mentor Jen Kiaba Barry

Program Description



The Present Perfect by Jen Kiaba is an introductory course on Mindfulness, using Photography as a tool. The purpose of this course is to deepen your creative process through photography and make it more meaningful to you.

In the English language, the Present Perfect is a tense that can refer to something that is in process. To be in process can be such a beautiful thing if we allow it. In this seven day course you will slow down and begin to notice the world around you, as well as the deep inner life that we all have.

This self-paced, pre-recorded course is designed to acknowledge the process that we are in, whether good or bad. Once we acknowledge where we are, we can draw learning from our process and find ways to shift where appropriate.

Each of the seven days you will be given an assignment and asked to allot about 20 minutes to contemplate the assignment, take a photograph, and write a reflection.

We begin with observing the world around us. As the days progress we will deepen into observing our inner selves. Finally circling back to observing how we feel in relation to the world around us.

The end result of this course will be that you will have tapped into a deep reservoir of information and emotion that can be used as a catalyst for growth, change, and creation!

Materials needed: pen, paper, Internet access, camera (smartphone camera is fine!) and an open mind.

Time: At least 20 minutes per day for 7 days

Jen  Kiaba Barry
Jen Kiaba Barry
Photographer, Educator & Digital Marketer

Jen Kiaba Barry helps soulful artists who are having trouble bringing their true creative work into the world by helping them overcome their blocks and fears, while defining their true voice in a supportive, nurturing environment. She also teaches those same artists marketing techniques that can help them make their work visible to the world.

Program Details

Welcome & Overview
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How to Navigate Through This Course
Support & Additional Resources
Welcome Message
Course Feedback
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Day One — Looking at the Light
Day One — Looking at the Light
Discussion — Day One: Looking at the Light
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Day Two — The World Rushing By
Day Two — The World Rushing By
Discussion — Day Two: The World Rushing By
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Day Three — What Does Stillness Look Like for You?
Day Three — What Does Stillness Look Like for You?
Discussion — Day Three: What Does Stillness Look Like for You?
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Day Four — Conversing with the Emotions
Day Four — Conversing with the Emotions
Discussion — Day Four: Conversing with the Emotions
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Day Five — Seeing the World Anew
Day Five — Seeing the World Anew
Discussion — Day Five: Seeing the World Anew
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Day Six — Being Seen
Day Six — Being Seen
Discussion — Day Six: Being Seen
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Day Seven — Commemoration
Day Seven — Commemoration
Discussion — Day Seven: Commemoration
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