Ruth Bradshaw

Ruth Bradshaw

I have worked for over ten years as a Music for Health and Wellbeing Practitioner. One of the many things I love about this role is seeing how a person’s wellbeing improves during sessions. What better feeling is there to be had than reaching out to someone, to help them become empowered and discover their true light. 

I’m a music specialist with a Master Degree in Music Composition and initially worked in Mainstream and SEN education as a Music Teacher. I believe in the power of music to enhance lives and spent time training to be a Music Therapist and Sound Healing Therapist.

For the past four years I’ve facilitated sessions with Dementia patients on the Sam Davies Ward at Barry Hospital; New Horizons Day Centre in Barry and also taken one to one Music sessions for people who have Additional Learning Needs and people who have Mental Health problems.

My previous work includes facilitating Music for Health and Wellbeing Sessions at ‘Headway’ in Cardiff; Rookwood Hospital as well as working with other vulnerable and disadvantaged people of all ages from young children and teens to adults, including working with homeless people.

I’ve found that working in a Co-Creative way, vulnerable people are supported to better understand and deal with anxiety, stress and trauma in a safe environment. I’m a qualified Singing for Lung Health Tutor and have previously led Community Choirs. I’m currently studying a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills which I’m hoping will enhance my work with Breathe Creative.

I love being outside and love walking and cycling with my family and, more recently, being on our allotment.