Dr Philippa Wheble
“I am passionate about integrating conscious breathing into my own medical practice and seeing it used throughout the NHS. My mission is to stand in the space between medicine and conscious breathwork and facilitate a dialogue between these two communities.”
Dr Philippa Wheble MBChB, BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, DRCOG, MRCGP, is a Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator and Workshop Leader. She works as a General Practitioner within the NHS. She hopes to develop a consultation service for performing arts professionals in Edinburgh and take Transformational BreathÂ® workshops into music colleges, healthcare and the corporate setting as a technique for personal development and resilience. She is driven to generate a strong scientific basis to support the introduction of breathwork into the mainstream. She assists regularly at the Edinburgh Breath group.
Pippa is an accomplished violinist, viola player and singer with experience of performance anxiety, she has recently completed an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London. Her research thesis was entitled â€˜An exploration of Transformational BreathÂ® for anxiety management in professional voice users. She gathered physiological, psychological and qualitative data from 36 Transformational BreathÂ® sessions demonstrating significant reductions in anxiety, depression, blood pressure and heart rate and significant improvements in wellbeing. She is keen to further her research in Transformational BreathÂ® and to extend our understanding of all the conscious-connected breathing schools in terms of what each technique involves, the physiological mechanisms at play and the physiological and psychological benefits of each technique.