Celebrating Creativity and Wellbeing week (17 – 23 May), take part in Breathe’s new programme of online arts and health workshops for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS staff, funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Take important time for yourself to recharge, de-stress, meet other colleagues and have some fun!
Singing for Stress Relief
Monday 17 May, 1-1.45pm
Breathe has adapted its successful Breathe Sing for Lung Health programme to offer the health and wellbeing benefits of singing, to staff working from home. This workshop includes physical and vocal warm ups, well-known songs and world music led by one of our expert singing leaders.
A dance class set to mood-boosting music, aimed to relieve stress, release tension and have fun in a supportive environment. This session offers an outlet for staff to relax and recharge through physical movement, whilst learning short routines fusing dance styles including contemporary, ballet, jazz and street dance.
Experience a unique taste of magic as a tool to clear the mind, be present and alleviate anxiety, led by a professional Breathe Magician. Learn magic tricks whilst experiencing how magic can help to develop memory, hand-eye coordination, communication skills and self-belief.
Breathe Creative Breaks for Staff: Drawing Mandalas, Thursday 20 May, 1-1.45pm
Take part in an absorbing workshop, designed to reduce anxiety by channelling attention through simple yet inspiring drawing activities. Inspired by the work of well-known artists, we’ll play with ideas and experiment with shading, texture, shape and form.
Join for a peaceful, reflective and refreshing session of mindfulness and poetry. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity – add a sprinkling of poetry and creativity for an extra positivity boost.
All sessions are free and open to all Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS staff working from home and on site and take place on Zoom. No experience in any of the art forms is necessary. Places are limited and registration in advance required.