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Hello, my name is Stella Chan. I am a Clinical Psychologist based at the University of Edinburgh and the lead researcher for this project. We know from research and clinical experience that images can elicit very strong emotions. Certain images can bring about a sense of calmness and peacefulness that helps us soothe ourselves at times of distress and difficulties. For me, I have often found countryside and natural landscape very soothing. The intense colours of nature, such as cherry blossoms in Spring and red autumn leaves, bring me a sense of tranquility that no other sights could. I can’t wait to view all the wonderful images that you will share with us. If you want to find out more about me, please get in touch.

About Stella

Warmly, Stella

“We all need space; unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently.”

Octavia Hill, 1883

University Edinburgh

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