Community Choir with Darren Percival
The Stress & Trauma Clinic present choir with Darren Percival
Benefits of Singing
Studies have shown that when people sing, endorphins and oxytocin are released by the brain which in turn lowers stress and anxiety levels. So much is going on in your body and mind when you sing that it allows you to ‘turn off’ your stream of consciousness and live completely in the moment, distracting your mind from negative thoughts, focusing on the sound, the action, the breathing, the feeling and the pleasure of song.
Research has shown that group singing (no matter the quality of the results) has been shown to synchronise the heartbeats of those people singing together. Creating and sustaining social bonds is critical in combating loneliness and depression.
Research has found that singing also assists with: strengthening the immune system, breathing, stimulating the vagus nerve and alleviating pain symptoms.
About Darren Percival
Darren Percival is an accomplished local Australian vocal artist, song-writer and renowned vocal coach. Darren's empathic approach and knowledge of singing as a tool for healing and connection make him a great teacher for beginners and experienced singers alike.
This activity has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the PHN Program.