Did you know that there are a variety of health benefits of singing?  The thought of singing can bring up a variety of feelings for a person. For some people, singing is something that they enjoy. Or at least singing has been enjoyable to them in the past. Whereas for other people, singing can […]
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 […]
There is a misconception that therapy is only about talking to someone. Yet, there’s more to therapy than just talking to someone. Yes, talking about yourself and what’s going on in your life or what’s troubling you is part of therapy. However, there’s more to it than that. As I wrote about a few blog […]
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a commonly used approach in mental health care. It suggests that some of the mental health symptoms people experience are due to having a distorted view of themself, others, and the world. My latest blog post explores how music can be used to support concepts found in cognive-behavioral therapy.
If you’re reading this, you may be thinking about starting therapy. Taking that first step to seek therapy takes courage. It means that there is a part of you that is ready for something to change in your life. But, if you’ve never sought out therapy before, you may not know what to expect. You […]
Typically when people come to therapy, they’re looking for some sort of changes in their life. In my previous post, I wrote about curiosity and acceptance and how they can lead to change within therapy. In this post, I’m going to talk more about change and how music therapy can help with creating change. What […]
While a willingness to go to therapy is necessary, there is more to the therapy process than that. Being curious about yourself and the world you live in is an important part of the therapy process. With this is the need for being open to the answers you uncover as a result of your curiosity […]
Whenever we start a new year, we often find ourselves making resolutions and goals. This is fine if it works for you, but it doesn’t have to be January 1st to start thinking about what you want to achieve. There are probably plenty of changes you want to make in your life. The real question […]
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. […]
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.