Numerous studies have shown the mental and physical benefits singing has on an individual.
- improve your mood
- decrease stress, anxiety and depression
- increase levels of positive hormones, such as endorphins (the feel good hormone), oxytocin (the love hormone) and dopamine (the enjoyment hormone)
- improve circulation by drawing more oxygen into the bloodstream
- tone up your throat muscles, and help reduce snoring!
As well as the above benefits, singing with a group of people in a choir can give you a sense of belonging, the opportunity to build friendships and provide a safe place to be surrounded by people that care.
I always feel great after a singing session!Lynn
Bedminster Community Choir is home to people with dementia; mental health needs –anxiety, depression; families; people with life-limiting disease and physical disability. We always welcome new members, and encourage people to pop along to see what our choir can offer.
The community choir is wonderful. I joined as I was suffering from depression, and the group made me very welcome and encourages me every weekChoir member