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Wicklow Youth & Community Resource Centre - Parochial Hall

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Mindfulness & Singing - A One Day Workshop to Sing From Your Heart

Enjoy a day of mindfulness practice & movement combined with vocal work, song and breathing technique designed to release your true voice and enhance your singing potential.

Why Mindfulness & Singing?

An ideal workshop for all those who delight in singing any genre either alone, in groups or choirs. The workshop is ideal for those with previous experience or none - it is not necessary to have experience in either mindfulness or singing.

Mindfulness is...

".. paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity and acceptance of present-moment reality" John Kabat Zinn

This workshop will combine the skills of mindfulness and breath awareness with singing and vocal exercises to;

  • Learn how to improve your skills in breathing, sound production, posture, memory and concentration by integrating elements of both the art of singing and the art of being mindful

  • Breathwork to help create harmony through the power of sound

  • Release your creative voice by focusing on the now and letting go of any inner critic

  • Noticing and overcoming any performance nerves for a more fulfilling performance experience

  • Deepen your connection to your 'felt sense' - body sensations & awareness

  • Developing a broader awaress to feel more in the 'flow' with the songs and the intention behind the music

About the Trainers

Anthony Norton studied singing, piano, cello and conducting at Trinity college of Music London before embarking on a career as a singer. He began his career with The Scottish Opera before moving to Teatro La Scala Di Milano, where he was resident for ten years. At home in Ireland, Anthony has appeared with all the major companies and ensembles including with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, The Opera Theatre Company and Dublin City Council’s Opera InThe Open. Anthony has also toured globally as a member of the Three Irish Tenors.

Anthony has gained notable recognition as a voice teacher and enjoys a busy career teaching voice and performance skills. He is one of the founding tutors for Irish Vocal Master Classes and has developed and facilitated numerous workshops on presentation, performance and voice. Previously he worked as lecturer in performance arts education at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, an associate lecturer in the faculty of performing arts at Edgehill University and a regular facilitator of masterclasses and workshops at numerous institutions of third level education in both Ireland and the UK. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Further to his work facilitating workshops and ensembles, Anthony is musical director and chorus master of The Wicklow Community Choir, The Avoca Valley Singers, Primark Workplace Choir, ICON Workplace Choir, Cheile Community Choir, The Wicklow Male Voice Choir and The Inver Ladies Choir.

Ann Bracken

Ann is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychothrapist (CBT), Mindfulness Trainer and author. She has provided CBT & Mindfulness based therapy and managed counselling services in world-renowned clinics such as The Lister Hospital in Chelsea, London, Whythenshawe Hospital, Manchester and with Sims, Dublin as part of the worldwide Virtus Healthcare group. She is Director of the Mind Body Health & Wellbeing Centre and online therapy service, Wicklow and also a part-time lecturer in Glendwr University, Wales in CBT & family therapy.

Ann Bracken is a published author and successful feature writer on emotional and psychological health and wellbeing including as a regular contributor to Huffington Post NY. Her innovative and research-led work integrates Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Restorative Yoga and Nutrition to support individuals to overcome stress and other mind health issues and to lead more fulfilling and successful lives and relationships.

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