Molly has lived and worked in Bristol as a professional singer and musician for the last ten years performing in various bands and projects, including A Capella folk groups, big band jazz theatre productions, and 12-piece festival bands to name a few, as well as running her own jazz and funk function band business. She also writes original music, and her passion lies in arranging and teaching close vocal harmonies to A Cappella groups.
Molly also has a passion for holistic science and, and for the past few years has been researching different, breathing and vocal techniques and the amazing effects they have on mental and physical health. She is currently studying to become a sound therapist, and is now running holistic singing workshops to put her research into practice, and share her knowledge. Molly's workshops combine her love of breath work, voice work, and singing for mental and physical health, with some easy techniques for people to take away that will boost the immune system, reduce stress levels, and support overall health and wellness.
The Science of Breath work, Voice work, and Singing for health
Singing is a natural anti-depressant. It has been proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, enhance memory, and stimulate the release of the love and connection hormone oxytocin.
Vibrational sound healing has been used for thousands of years by many tribal communities using sonic frequencies to elicit altered states of consciousness, and is said to release trapped emotions or stuck energy from the body. It is now recognised in the treatment of addiction, pain, sleep, anxiety, trauma, and depression.
Through breathing alone you can learn how to access different systems in body, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing creativity, memory and focus, improving sleep and cardiovascular health, and athletic performance.
Oxytocin is produced when we sing and bond with each other in a group. Oxytocin has amazing health benefits, including helping wounds heal faster, and slowing down the aging process. Oxytocin also lowers blood pressure, and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for the cardiovascular system
Moving the body helps our energy (electricity) flow through us more easily as well as keeping us flexible. Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong are examples of energy exercise that connect breath, and movement for whole body health and wellbeing.
The power of the mind is incredible! Through belief alone people have been known to heal themselves from all sorts of ailments. We're just beginning to scratch the surface with what is possible, but through meditation mindfulness, and intention, we can help our bodies to heal themselves.
Holistic Breath-work and Singing Workshops
In these workshops we will learn some simple breathing and vocal techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in the body, boost our immune systems, build connections, and have fun! Molly will also teach some of her original arrangements including bespoke songs written for specific occasions and experiences. You don’t need to have any previous experience in music or singing. Everyone is welcome, and exercises will be simple and easy to learn.