Discover in this blog post the transformative power of creative expression as we explore how it nurtures healing and fosters growth at different stages of life. From childhood to older adulthood, we’ll delve into the profound impact that creativity, can have on your emotional well-being, personal development, and overall sense of fulfillment.
Middle school-age children face a unique set of challenges as they navigate the in-between stage of feeling more grown-up than they are, while still being children. With academic pressures, problems at home, and the distorted virtual realities of social media, it can be tough to support them during this crucial time. In this blog post I explore the use of music to help middle school-aged children with developing key life skills such as self-control and self-mastery. By incorporating music into therapy sessions, children can learn how to manage their emotions, regulate their behavior, and become the person they want to be.
In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves glued to screens, surrounded by walls, and disconnected from the natural world. However, taking a break and spending some time outdoors can have a profound impact on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. From improving our physical health and reducing stress to boosting our creativity and improving our cognitive function, the benefits of being outside are many. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key reasons why spending time outdoors is essential and provide you with some practical tips on how to incorporate more outdoor time into your daily routine.
Explore the transformative power of music therapy for LGBTQIA individuals seeking to embrace their authentic selves. Learn how music can help navigate challenges, promote self-expression, and foster healing in various stages of life, from questioning teens to families in grief and individuals facing terminal illnesses.
As young people move from adolescence to adulthood, they often experience significant changes that can be challenging to navigate. The transition from high school to college or the workforce can be particularly daunting, with new routines, responsibilities, and expectations to adjust to. Parents, too, can face challenges as they adjust to an empty nest and the absence of a child who has been a constant presence in their lives. In this blog post, I provide tips and insights to help young people and parents successfully navigate these transitions. From establishing a strong support system to exploring the therapeutic power of music, I will share strategies for managing the emotional and practical aspects of transitioning into adulthood.
Stress is a natural part of life. It is something that everyone experiences at times, regardless of age. (Because even though they may not be able to articulate it, children feel stress too.) Stress is a normal response to situations that we, whether consciously or unconsciously, perceive to be threatening. However, when stress becomes too […]
When was the last time that you played? Today? Last week? Years ago, and it’s something you’ve “outgrown?” It’s easy to associate “play” with something that kids do. Yet “play” is something we need regardless of how old you are. Play is beneficial. “Why?,” you ask. There are several reasons why “play” is beneficial. I’ll […]
The mental health of an adolescent needs to be taken seriously. Adolescents are very impressionable and the world they’re growing up in is difficult. Their brains are still developing and will be until they reach their mid-20s. When adolescents face mental health challenges, it can be difficult for them to seek the help they need. […]
Music therapy supports a lot of different things, including executive functioning. This is important because of the role executive functioning plays in our lives. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you more about how music therapy can help. I’ll go over exactly what executive functioning is. Then I’ll share ways music therapy […]
It’s important that people discover their identity and understand who they are. For teenagers, adolescent identity development is especially important. This is because adolescence is a key time for identity development. Because of this, you may see teens experimenting with their fashion style and music. Since I work with a lot of teens, I know […]