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Breathing for Wellbeing Workshop

June 23 @ 18:30 - 20:30


Breathing for Wellbeing Workshop

23 June 2022, 6.30 – 8.30pm (St Werburghs Community Centre, Bristol)

A workshop to help you manage stress, increase your energy and promote wellbeing

We know that stress affects the way that we feel, and indeed our general health. Research shows that we can learn to use our bodies and breathing patterns in ways that are relevant to managing stress, and generally promoting a sense of wellbeing and energy.

This two-hour session offers an opportunity to explore a number of questions, with practical information and in gentle exercises: These include:

– What happens to my brain and body when I am ‘stressed’?
– What are the mechanics of healthy breathing?
– What can I do to ‘breathe well’ – to help manage stress and maximise well-being?
– What simple home-based things can I do to release excess tension in my body?
– What voice-related exercises can help both breathing and stress levels?

Exercises will be relaxing and fun and all will be adjusted for people whatever their level of physical mobility. At the end, you will be given a handout of ideas to take away.

About Your Workshop Leader

Christina Shewell, MA, FRCSLT ADVS has many years of experience as spoken voice teacher and speech/ language therapist and teacher. In all aspects of her work, Christina has a long-standing interest in the links in how the way we use our bodies, breath patterns and voices links to our emotions; this has led to the development of her work on their relevance to wellbeing. Her workshops have been described as ‘inspirational’, ‘great fun’ and ‘healing’.

Christina is the author of Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices – a core text for a wide range of teachers and therapists working with both the singing and the spoken voice.

Christina is passionate about all aspects of Integrative Healthcare and is a member of the board of the National Centre for Integrative Medicine.


June 23
18:30 - 20:30


St Werburgh’s Community Centre
Horley Road
Bristol, BS2 9TJ
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