Christina Shewell, experienced voice teacher and voice therapist, will talk about the nature of a comfortable, healthy spoken voice, how to look after it and its relevance to health and a sense of well-being. Voice is the taken-for-granted background music to all we say; it can have a strong effect on listeners and indeed on our own sense of self.
Christina will take the group through some simple exercises for body, breath, and voice. These will be relaxing and fun; no-one will be required to perform individually, and all exercises will be adjusted for people whatever their level of physical mobility.
The beautiful garden is filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian house. As well as demonstrating a wide range of Herbal and Homeopathic remedies, the garden has been designed to tell stories about plant evolution and is home to four core plant collections.
Come to explore this bountiful green space with us on 5th August 2017 from 14:00 for just £5.
We’re happy (and hungry) to announce details of our next Friends for Wellbeing event: a nutrition talk!
On 1st July the Clifton Library on Princess Victoria Street, Bristol, will host a talk on the impact nutrition and food can have on our health and wellbeing. We will also discuss how to positively address imbalances and recurring problems through diet.
To book your place to attend our Nutrition talk in Bristol, please visit our Eventbrite page!
Are you stuck trying to lose weight? Perhaps you have a long term illness or deficiency that you want to address naturally through your diet? Our Nutrition Lead Helen Cooke can help!
As well as speaking about the role of nutrition in good health and wellbeing, Helen will give an overview of the Portland Centre’s nutrition approach – the Portland Pyramid – and explain the health benefits of the different categories (including which oils and types of fibre are best). She will also give an introduction to the amazing health benefits of beneficial bacteria and how we can introduce these into our daily diet.
Helen will be sure to allow plenty of opportunity for discussion and there will be a 20 minute Q&A slot.