MK Arts for Health and Alina Orchestra present... Music4Mindfulness
Music4Mindfulness is an inclusive 12-week programme of support for anyone who wishes to improve their health and wellbeing through music. Each week, a selection of classical music will be chosen based around a theme. The music will be introduced by Alina's Musical Director, Hilary Davan Wetton. After listening to the music, Alina's Outreach Leader will support participants by providing a series of breathing and mindfulness techniques based around the music chosen. Participants will be encouraged to develop their listening skills by enjoying a wide variety of specially chosen pieces through expert listening guides.
Throughout the programme, the music will become steadily more challenging as the weeks progress. Participants can join at any point and will be encouraged to partake in all 12 sessions. The therapeutic benefits of listening to music in this way include calming anxiety, easing pain, boosting the immune system and lifting mood. By the end of the programme, participants will have broadened their knowledge base and will be inspired to listen to classical music in new and different ways. These skills can be utilised post-project as they will have found techniques to help them with physical and mental health issues using music and breathing.
This project has been created in partnership with MK Arts for Health Arts for Health Milton Keynes (artsforhealthmk.org.uk)