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Singing for breathing workshops

Singing for breathing

Local residents with breathing problems are invited to join a free workshop at the George Eliot Hospital.

Fun yet practical sessions in the Physiotherapy department use singing skills to help patients improve their breathing.

"Singing for Breathing" aims to enhance existing support provided to patients who experience breathlessness due to chronic lung disease, asthma and heart problems.

Enjoyable, informal and fun exercises are used to teach patients a better understanding of breath control through the use of the voice in a group setting.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Nurse specialist, Ruth Knowles said: "Patients who have been to "Singing for Breathing" workshops have described the positive effect singing had on their general well-being.

 "Other patients have said they felt a sense of achievement after getting involved with these classes."

 Fortnightly workshops are currently running between 12 and 1pm on 25 February, 11 March, 25 March 2015 with further sessions being planned after the Easter break.

 If you would like more information contact Ruth on 02476 153725


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