Now I know and anyone who’s seen me try knows that I cannot dance. Dance however is a fantastic route to health and well being and English National Ballet, The Ballet Boyz and Roehampton University are behind a piece of significant research on its benefits.
For those interested, the link is here.
The Ballet Boyz studio in Kingston runs classes. Check them out.
I was asked to write a blog piece for the forthcoming CamExpo in London, where I’m speaking. They posed a question for us to respond to thus; “In 2015 the top five causes of stress internationally, are said to be; money, self-pressure, lack of sleep, work-load and health. What do you think is the best treatment that practitioners can offer their clients suffering with stress?”
Having pondered the question, I wondered if we are approaching stress from the wrong angle, so I wrote….
Stress is so often treated as a problem, as though it’s an illness that we can treat. It’s a natural response, it’s part of us and how we work. Without it, no species can compete and Darwin’s theory falls flat on its face. Without it, no Olympic Golds, no iPhone, no ‘better’ anything.
Declan Clark has been a therapist for 30 years. With understanding of the body, an interest in fascia, and as a Buteyko Breathing Educator, Declan brings things together to help people live better lives.