We hold a lot with our voices. It serves as a means for expressing ourselves and it also plays a part in our identity. Because of this, vocalizing can be a way of finding your authentic self. In this post, I highlight some of the benefits of vocalizing and outline ways in which I use the voice in my work with clients who want to connect to their authentic selves.
We all have a lightness and darkness to us. None of us is 100% “good” or “bad.” Reconciling your shadow self with your conscious self is how you find your authentic self. As we come upon the winter solstice, I’ve been reflecting on our light and dark sides. We all need both in order to […]
The holiday season is upon us, and with that brings some difficult times for people who are experiencing grief and loss. This year is especially hard due to COVID-19 and the hundreds of thousands of lives it has claimed. As a result, some people may have a hard time managing grief and loss this year. […]
There’s a connection between our minds and bodies. We aren’t always aware of it. But the mind-body connection strong. Our thoughts and feelings affect our physical bodies and our health, and vice versa. There is also a connection between music, movement, and the body. Movement and rhythm affect and are influenced by our thoughts and […]
Health has been on my mind these days and in this post, I wanted to focus on the dimensions of women’s health. Some questions that I seek to answer in this post are: What is health? How are women uniquely affected? What can music therapy do to support women? In a previous blog I wrote […]
Did You Know That Music is a Full-Body Experience? We often think of music as something that only involves our ears – and sometimes our heart, but music is a full-body experience. In this article I explain a bit more about what this means.
Mindfulness is something that we all can benefit from. However, for some people, mindfulness meditation can feel impossible or inaccessible. In my work as a music therapist and counselor, I have found music to be a valuable means for developing a greater sense of mindfulness. I share more of my thoughts in this latest blog post.
Regardless of how much stability we create for ourselves, life contains uncertainties. In this article I write about how the counseling and music therapy services I provide through SoundWell Music Therapy in Longmont can help you with managing uncertainty in your life.
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.