Videos

The best way to understand what Breathe does is to see us in action. Press play for the full story.

OVERVIEW FILMS

ABOUT BREATHE

An introduction to what we do – and how we do it – at Breathe Arts Health Research. Find out more on the About Us page.

INTRODUCTION TO BREATHE PERFORMING ARTS

Our richly varied Performing Arts programme fills healthcare spaces with music, dance, poetry and more. Read more about the programme.

BREATHE MAGIC INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Watch medical meet magical. The Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Foundation programme uses specially adapted magic tricks to help rehabilitate people with conditions such as hemiplegia, stroke or brain injury, and mental health issues. Learn more about the programme

BREATHE MAGIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH

The use of magic in a therapeutic context is a powerful motivator. In partnership with GO Create! at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we offered young people at a specialist mental health unit the chance to take part in a series of bespoke Breathe Magic workshops. The response from staff and patients was overwhelmingly positive. Read more about the programme here. 

BREATHE MAGIC FOR STROKE REHAB

Launched in 2013, this weekly club programme is based on our successful work with young people with hemiplegia. We provide intensive magic therapy to adults who have suffered a stroke to help improve their use of the affected upper limbs and boost their confidence. Read more about the Stroke Rehab programme here.

BREATHE MAGIC - THE NEXT STAGE

After completing the Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Foundation programme, our young magicians have the option of taking their abilities to The Next Stage! This programme focuses on further improving bimanual hand function, independence, confidence and self-esteem.

Learn more about Breathe Magic – The Next Stage.

BREATHE IN THE MEDIA - COMPILATION

Our work features regularly on TV and in the press. Watch to see the Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy programme profiled on BBC Breakfast, ITV News and BBC London News, and our Breathe Magic for Stroke Rehab programme featured on BBC World News.

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BREATHE MAGIC: CLINICAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

How does Breathe Magic differ from standard therapy? What are the benefits of Breathe Magic therapy? Watch and learn the answers to these and other questions, direct from the Breathe Magic team.

BREATHE MAGIC CASE STUDY - MAGIC TRAINER AMY

What’s it like to work as a Breathe Magic Trainer? Occupational Therapy student Amy describes her experience and its impact on her, professionally and personally.

BREATHE PERFORMING ARTS CASE STUDY: REGULAR MUSICIAN JEAN

Hear harpist Jean Kelly describe her experiences performing in hospital spaces as part of our Breathe In : Breathe Out residential musician programme.

BREATHE MAGIC CASE STUDY - STORY OF A MAGIC MENTOR: GEORGE

Hear Young Mentor George talk about how Breathe Magic helped him and how he’s using his experiences to help others.

WORLD FAMOUS MAGICIAN DYNAMO VISITS BREATHE MAGIC

It was a pretty special day for everyone when one of the biggest names in magic visited us at the Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Programme in summer 2014.

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