October 26


03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

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British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Healthy Practice Community Drop In: Peer support and training for performance health and wellbeing

BAPAM deliver expert health and wellbeing services in the performing arts. Our events give artists, creators, technicians, teachers, and organisers the knowledge they need to improve health and enjoy sustainable careers.

Join our free online Community Drop In and:

  • Embed health and wellbeing strategies into your creative toolkit
  • Learn new skills with guest coaches and speakers.
  • Set goals
  • Take part in peer discussion and support in a safe space facilitated by an experienced BAPAM clinician

Our Community Drop In is hosted and facilitated by BAPAM GP, Dr Pippa Wheble, who specialises in performance and mental health and is also a violinist and singer.

The mindful voice. Understanding and exploring:

How stress and anxiety affects the body, breath and voice use.

Using S.T.O.P. Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Perspective

The importance of mindfulness and how this can aid releasing a freer voice.

Experiencing two short meditations to help bring us back to the moments.

The effectiveness of the vocal sigh.

John Wild

Before training as a Psychotherapeutic counsellor, John trained and worked as an actor in Theatre, TV, film and directed for over 20 years. He then trained as a voice coach and taught in a number of leading drama schools in London. He was head of voice at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts for over 10 years, as well as directing and leading workshops both in the UK and in Europe. During his teaching career, he became increasingly interested in the well-being and mental health of the students and staff. After setting up the Well-being department in the college, he took further training in mindfulness and then went on to qualify as a Psychotherapeutic counsellor.

John now works as a freelance therapist and is passionate about helping others lead a more fulfilling life. John has welcomed the opportunity of working with BAPAM and feels his past experience as a performer and teacher is an asset in supporting others in these fields of work.