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New BBE Webinar on Why Mindfulness Matters for Brass musicians

Better Banding for All
Wednesday, 5 May, 2021

Zoom Webinar: Thursday 13 May 2021 at 7pm.

We are thrilled to be joined by Verity Watts, accredited Mindfulness teacher and professional coach, and co-author of the Music and Mindfulness educational resource pack.

In this webinar, you will be invited to explore practically what mindfulness is and its benefits for brass band musicians.  Countless research has proved that mindfulness improves emotional regulation, self-awareness, concentration, social skills, resilience and confidence and has numerous physical benefits too including lowering the heart rate and blood pressure.  With the rise in stress and anxiety, exacerbated by the pressures and impact of Covid 19, there has never been a more important time to introduce and practice this simple habit and way of being.

During the webinar you will have the opportunity to experience simple mindfulness exercises that you can take away. You will also be introduced to the ‘Music and Mindfulness Education Resource’ and experience some of the wide range of simple mindfulness exercises the resource pack includes.  The resource was created by Bernie Halkyard and Verity Watts specifically to support musicians and performing artists with emotional regulation, deep listening and concentration, resilience and confidence when faced with the demands of practice, rehearsals, public performances and examinations.  We are sure you will agree that the resource has benefit for Brass Band musicians of all ages! 

The webinar will be led by Verity Watts, co-author of the Music and Mindfulness Education Resource Pack.  Verity is an accredited Mindfulness teacher and professional coach, who has been passionate about the application of mindfulness in her career as a professional actress and in her work in education as a drama teacher, senior leader and head teacher in special education, where she introduced mindfulness for staff and pupils.  She brings all this experience to bear in her work using mindfulness and is a passionate advocate for its benefits for adults and children alike.

This webinar will be free to BBE members and just £5 for non-members.

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