Passion 4 Purpose Wellness Inc.

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Therapeutic Photography is a tool for healing, growth and further understanding of one's self. Photography assists individuals to step outside of their own thinking and be in the moment. P4P aims to provide workshops that encourage individuals to explore the power of photography. When paired with writings or other photos, images created within therapeutic photography are able to tell a story of their journey. It involves learning and reflecting on where you started to where you are now. Therapeutic photography can also assist in creating a more dynamic view of the world.

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Passion 4 Purpose Wellness(P4P) offers two streams of photography that play into one another. P4P provides formal sessions, lessons, and creative sessions. Half are focused on traditional photography needs, and half on self-care and wellness and how photography can assist them. Part of the therapeutic photography also includes providing workshops on how passions can turn into purposes. This part of the business has been grown with the international Duke of Edinburgh Award Canada and the Canada Service Corps. P4P aims to be a leader in their community by stepping in where some of the gaps are and filling them.




Photography is accessible due to modern technology (e.g., cell phones, tablets, cameras). Part of this will be partnering with local businesses/organizations who offer similar kinds and have the equipment That can be lent out. P4P will continue building relationships with these organizations until they can buy their own to lend/rent to individuals within the programs.

Passion 4 Purpose Wellness offers two streams of photography that play into one another. P4P provides formal sessions, lessons, and creative sessions. Half are focused on traditional photography needs, and half on self-care and wellness and how photography can assist them. Part of the therapeutic photography also includes providing workshops on how passions can turn into purposes. This part of the business has been grown with the international Duke of Edinburgh Award Canada and the Canada Service Corps. P4P aims to be a leader in their community by stepping in where some of the gaps are and filling them. 

Photography is accessible due to modern technology (e.g., cell phones, tablets, cameras). Part of this will be partnering with local businesses/organizations who offer similar kinds and have the equipment That can be lent out. P4P will continue building relationships with these organizations until they can buy their own to lend/rent to individuals within the programs.

Passion 4 Purpose Wellness offers two streams of photography that play into one another. P4P provides formal sessions, lessons, and creative sessions. Half are focused on traditional photography needs, and half on self-care and wellness and how photography can assist them. Part of the therapeutic photography also includes providing workshops on how passions can turn into purposes. This part of the business has been grown with the international Duke of Edinburgh Award Canada and the Canada Service Corps. P4P aims to be a leader in their community by stepping in where some of the gaps are and filling them. 

P4P is one of the first photography studios in Dartmouth to provide a sensory safe space for people and pets. It is in a wheelchair-accessible building, two blocks up from one of the larger public transit stops and the ferry terminal. The other tenants in the building are professionals, which makes the building very quiet and professional. On weekends the studio is the only thing open to the public, and with controlled access, it makes it easy for P4P to ensure quietness, privacy, and more control over the lighting. P4P is able to assist clients and photographers who may have sensory struggles to participate fully without being overstimulated or triggered.
We take pride in making ourselves approachable—client relations. We offer a unique experience from first contact to final delivery. Positive outlook. A strong network of friends and peers within the creative industry

July 2018, Hannah had the privilege of attending The Duke of Edinburgh International Award - Passion to Purpose Youth Summit in Regina, Saskatchewan. Throughout the week, young Canadians from across the country came together with ideas to give back to their communities. Hannah attended with the drive to continue P.4.P. At the end of the week, Taking It Global and the Duke of Edinburgh announced grants to help make their ideas a reality. Everyone who needed a grant for the project was assisted in the application process and then told they received the gift. This was when the idea for Pain vs Passion - The Book was born. Creating a book that visually demonstrates how it feels to live with mental health shows that our illness does not define who we are. We are more than our mental health, physical sickness, and spiritual awareness. Those things help shape us, but they do not define us.

This project involved travelling across the province of Nova Scotia, photographing individuals who expressed an interest in sharing their stories. There are two photos of each individual—one with tape on their face and one without tape. The video will have four (4)  words that each person perceives as their worst, met with a straight face and unwelcome body language. The photo without the tape or the words is welcoming, smiling, open to conversation and engagement. Along with the pictures, there were three questions asked of each individual. These were meant to be open-ended to share as much or as little as they wanted. The only stipulation was that they had to keep it positive and educational. They could include details of the story, but the focus needed to be helpful. 


In fall 2018, Hannah started photographing individuals for the project. In Winter 2019, my depression became hard to manage, and the project stopped for the winter. Summer of 2019, Hannah picked up the project again. Hannah decided to use a Facebook ad to find individuals interested in participating. The ads proved to be successful. By October 2019, everyone who had expressed an interest in the project was photographed. Then it was time to create the book and figure out how to print it and publish it. Early December 2019, the book was completed and sent to the printer (The Print House - Halifax). Because the project was grant-based, the first printing round was given out for free. Some went to participants and family members, organizations that supported me and some mental health organizations. 

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Hannah is a great photographer. She’s also a great human being (AND author of Pain V Passion) as well A HUGE advocate for mental wellness. She even volunteered with us to advance our Surf Positive program last year like an absolute legend. Support your own positive development and follow @hannah.g.jackson to stay inspired and in tune with your own journey with mental wellness

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