Exploring the building blocks for authentic communication
Tuesday 31 March, 09:45 to 13:00.
Oxford Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford
Presenter: Kate Binnie
Booking deadline: Friday 20 March 2020.
Music has been used as a therapeutic tool to support physical, psychological, social integration and wellbeing since time began. Across traditions, the relationship between sound and silence is central to transformative, spiritual experience. Pre-verbal and proto-musical “play” is vital to human bonding and authentic connection.
In this session we will work with the basic building blocks of musical communication (breath-sound-voice and body rhythm) to build confidence in our ability to communicate and connect beneath and beyond words. We will also explore the history and theoretical underpinnings around breath-sound-voiced communication, think about how we can apply some of the practical ideas to our clinical settings and enjoy the session for our own creative development and self-expression.
About the presenter
Kate Binnie is a Senior Research Associate at the Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. She is a music therapist and also teaches yoga and mindfulness. She gives supportive & palliative care to patients and in her training for HCPs. Kate runs bi-annual courses in psycho-social-spiritual care & compassion-focused approaches at the Centre for Palliative Care in Worcester and what she calls breath-body-mind integration training at the Sobell Study Centre, Oxford.
NB: Places are limited and we will operate a waiting list.
We strongly advise using public transport to reach the venue, as parking is expensive and limited in the city centre.
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This event is supported by the Thames Valley Wellbeing Network