Anxiety can be hard to manage sometimes. In this post I share more about what anxiety is, why you might feel it, and why it might be a greater problem for some people. I also provide a few no-cost/low-cost tips for managing feelings of anxiety.
Society places expectations on men that can have a negative impact on their mental health if they buy into those stereotypes and expectations. In my experience as a music therapist and counselor, music therapy can be a safe, meaningful, and accessible way for men to address the mental health challenges they face. In this article I discuss what these mental health challenges are that men face and outline the ways in which I work with men who are looking for mental health support.
The need for creative arts mental health services are needed now more than ever. Learn more about how SoundWell Music Therapy is offering mental health and music therapy services during COVID-19.
Adolescence is a time when a lot of things change. Everything seems to be changing. Teens’ brains are one of those things that are changing. In this educational video geared towards teens, I talk about what’s happening to their brains during adolescence. I also offer some tips at the end for how they can better foster healthy connections within their brains.
Racism is a trauma that our entire society is desperately trying to heal from while at the same time actively trying to change. Systemic racism is a trauma that dates back to the beginning of our society. People of color have experienced discrimination and racism for as far back as our history goes. It is […]
Body awareness involves having an awareness of the connection between body and mind. Unfortunately, anxiety or pain can cause people to disconnect from both their body and mind. After all, it can feel scary or painful to be truly aware of our bodies or our thoughts.
However, body awareness is important as it helps us to understand who we are and how we move through space. Mindfulness and music are two ways that body awareness can be cultivated in a way that feels safe and accessible. In this post, I share a bit about how the two work together to do this.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it takes work. It can be hard to want to keep persevering, to keep on keepin’ on, so to speak. In this guided meditation, I lead you on a climb up a mountain. On this climb, you’ll have the chance to discover or reconnect to your own power and strength. […]
It can be easy to feel isolated and alone at this time of social distancing. Foster connection and well-being through music in this online wellness group.
Music therapy isn’t a commonly understood healthcare profession. In this post, I answer three questions I commonly get asked about SoundWell Music Therapy in Longmont, Colorado.
Sometimes things happen to us that make us feel that all is lost. In honor of Rebuild Your Life Month, I share tips for working through such situations.