How group singing promotes health and wellbeing

October 6, 2015

By Dr Sharon Woolf for vicdoc

As a GP, I see patients with complex conditions seeking solutions for healthier and happier lives. While doctors can provide treatment for diseases, becoming active and creative within one’s community on a regular basis is a powerful tonic.

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I believe group singing is a very effective way to enhance wellbeing, charging up hearts, lungs and minds for better health and brighter futures. Many people have been told that they cannot sing, or they feel self-conscious and afraid of making mistakes. Their voices have been silenced and they are missing out on excellent health benefits.

I am involved with the inspirational With One Voice social inclusion program. Each week, their choirs unite people of all ages and backgrounds for singing and supper. They bring together CEOs, doctors, lawyers, teachers and retirees with migrants, youth-at-risk, job seekers and those suffering from depression and disabilities.

Read More on p. 28 of vicdoc 

 

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