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... to ourselves and each other. Photo credit Ursula Kelly @studiosoftbox It's becoming a bit of an art, this listening. We try to do it whilst doing a few other things at the same time (cooking, driving, watching TV, scrolling or even working.) When was the last occasion you took the time to listen properly? … Continue reading Learning how to listen…
What do we do when we feel pain? Reach for the paracetamol? Try not to think about it? Try to focus on a different task to take our minds off it? Do a bit of yoga? Last week Steph McGovern did a project on the BBCs ‘Easy ways to live well’ which involved a group … Continue reading Can singing help reduce pain?
I've been reading up on how successful leaders can improve the wellbeing of their staff and something struck me today. One article suggested we "offer constructive feedback and praise". I thought this was a given? As far as choirs go, the best 'singers' are not necessarily the best leaders. I'm no Mariah Carey and you … Continue reading Leadership and wellbeing.
Recently, I recorded a podcast with Kevin Guthrie over at Radio Newark. Kari and Kevin talk choirs, music and mental health. I do love the opportunity to get out and spread the word about the amazing benefits of singing and especially singing in groups. I'm also available for voice overs, radio interviews and TV appearances … Continue reading Choirs, mental health and wellbeing….
Following the success of the Christmas singing project, The HR team at Hillarys have committed to regular singing meet ups for their staff! Meeting fortnightly on a Friday afternoon, it gives the staff the opportunity to meet up and connect whilst creating some lovely singing. Previously, many of the members of staff had not known … Continue reading Singing for wellbeing at Hillarys