The Environment Effect

327 TUTOR: Jenny Quinlan (Dip)

An exploration into the interplay between psychology, design and the health of our planet, "The Environment Effect" discusses the profound impact our surroundings have on our well-being, happiness, and success. Covering a wide range of topics including sustainability, biophilia, toxin overload and resonance, we delve into how intentional environment design can reshape our mindset and optimise our health. Drawing from research and practical insights, this course provides attendees with strategies to transform their spaces that will enhance their lives, without having a detrimental impact on the planet. By weaving together research-based insights, relatable anecdotes, and actionable steps, it's an engaging and valuable resource for anyone looking to create positive change in their life.

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An exploration into the interplay between psychology, design and the health of our planet, "The Environment Effect" discusses the profound impact our surroundings have on our well-being, happiness, and success. Covering a wide range of topics including sustainability, biophilia, toxin overload and resonance, we delve into how intentional environment design can reshape our mindset and optimise our health. Drawing from research and practical insights, this course provides attendees with strategies to transform their spaces that will enhance their lives, without having a detrimental impact on the planet. By weaving together research-based insights, relatable anecdotes, and actionable steps, it's an engaging and valuable resource for anyone looking to create positive change in their life.
 
Course Outline:
 
Day 1: Understanding the Psychology of Environment
 
Introduction to the psychology of space and environment.
Exploring the impact of environmental factors on human behaviour, mood, and cognitive function.
Discussing key psychological theories and concepts relevant to environment design.
Interactive exercises to assess personal preferences and responses to different environmental stimuli.
 
Day 2: Sustainable Design Principles
 
Introduction to sustainable design principles and practices.
Exploring concepts such as cradle-to-cradle design, biomimicry, and circular economy.
Case studies highlighting innovative approaches to sustainable architecture and interior design.
Practical tips for incorporating sustainable design elements into residential and commercial spaces.
 
Day 3: Biophilia and Connection to Nature
 
Understanding the concept of biophilia and its significance for human health and well-being.
Exploring the benefits of integrating natural elements into indoor environments.
Guided exercises to foster a deeper connection to nature and incorporate biophilic design elements.
Strategies for incorporating plants, natural light, and outdoor views into living and working spaces.
 
Day 4: Mitigating Toxin Overload
 
Discussing common sources of indoor pollutants and toxins.
Exploring the health implications of indoor air quality and toxin exposure.
Practical tips for reducing toxin exposure through conscious material selection and ventilation strategies.
Guidance on choosing eco-friendly and non-toxic products for furniture, flooring, and finishes.
 
Day 5: Creating Resonant Spaces

Understanding the concept of resonance and its role in shaping our experiences of space.
Exploring principles of Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra, and other traditional design philosophies.
Practical exercises to assess the energetic qualities of living and working environments.
Strategies for creating harmonious and resonant spaces that promote well-being and vitality.
 
Course Delivery:
 
Each day includes a mix of lectures, discussions, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities. Course materials, including readings, videos, and resources, provide support for ongoing learning and application.
 
By the end of the course, participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of psychology, design, and sustainability. They will leave with practical strategies and inspiration to create environments that not only enhance their own well-being but also contribute positively to the health of the planet.

Course Tutor

Jenny Quinlan

Jenny Quinlan

Dip

About Jenny

 

Jenny Quinlan is an award-winning architectural interior designer renowned for her expertise in high-end and sustainable residential design. Trained at the esteemed KLC School of Design in London, she has a rich background working in several prestigious design studios across London and the South West before founding Studio JQ in 2016. In addition to overseeing large-scale projects for private clients, Jenny is deeply engaged in education, delivering inspiring keynotes, hosting workshops, and mentoring new graduates in the field. Beyond design, Jenny is a qualified care farmer, leveraging her smallholding near Devizes to empower children and young people facing challenges, nurturing their confidence, empathy, and skills for a brighter future. Passionate about fostering creativity and making a positive impact, Jenny is dedicated to empowering students to excel in interior design, offering a blend of industry insights, practical skills, and mentorship to support their journey towards success.

 

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