Wellness for Creatives Workshop

Leisa Bellmore from the Toronto Western Hospital's Artists' Health Centre leads our first workshop on wellness and self-care for musicians and creators alike. 

Most of us know the importance of staying mentally and physically fit with the daily demands that are placed on us but few of us have the tools and strategies to help us get there. These workshops are designed to give participants a good overview of specific topics along with techniques and simple training. Participants will leave with takeaway materials for future reference and practice.

This is an experiential workshop that is part discussion and part demonstration of techniques that will guide participants through using them. We will focus on a variety of effective strategies, including breathing exercises, stretching, mindfulness practices, self-shiatsu and acupressure.

Leisa Bellmore is a shiatsu therapist, researcher and lecturer who has been practicing shiatsu therapy since 2001. She works at the Artists’ Health Centre, an integrative clinic at Toronto Western Hospital. She has presented and published across Canada and internationally. Past presentations have included Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC), Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference, Australian Association of Massage Therapists, International Shiatsu Congress, Canadian Pain Society, Providence Healthcare, University Health Network and Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation. Leisa is a Past President of NHPC and a long-time volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Toronto. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Complementary Medicine Research. Leisa enjoys giving people the tools they need to better manage their health and helping each of her clients attain their health goals.