- Classes will be free, last approximately 1 hour and will include refreshments
- The class will run weekly for 12 weeks and take part on a Friday (from 11thSeptember, start time 1:30pm)
- The group requires no previous experience or talent in singing, and we sing in “one voice”, without harmony, so everybody can join in – even people who think they can’t sing!
- Space is limited so if you would like to take part in a weekly group please speak to your respiratory nurse who will make referrals into the group or call the hospice on 01355 20 20 20. Alternatively, email Anna for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The group will be led by Anna Ludwig, music therapist for Kilbryde Hospice. Anna is a HCPC registered music therapist and has undertaken a British Lung Foundation endorsed training course to provide safe and relevant singing instruction to people with respiratory diseases.
Benefits to be expected
A commitment to regular relaxation and exercise can improve your health and quality of life. A 2008 survey into non-clinical research suggested that group singing can have the following benefits:
- Physical – relaxing, energising, aerobic, postural realignment
- Mental – cognitive benefits to memory and focus, transcending everyday reality
- Emotional – can improve mood and reduce stressful feelings and build self confidence
- Social – group bonding which contributes to a product greater than the sum of its parts
Quotes from other Singing for Lung type classes:
“My whole body feels so much different just within one single session, from tension to relaxation. Something that medical intervention won’t achieve!”
“My breathing felt stronger!”
“I normally panic with breathing so the singing and breathing truly helped”