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.
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.
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 […]
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.
In honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, I highlight four styles of music developed by African-Americans that have shaped American culture.
In honor of International Surf Music Month, I wrote a bit about surf music and how it captures a unique time in modern American history.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, I’m challenging myself to write a post every week on a different topic related to mental health. Last week I wrote about how your mental health can affect your overall health through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This week I’m looking at how music therapy can […]
Music can be helpful for those in recovery from substance abuse. In this post, I highlight some ways that music can assist with substance abuse treatment.
April is a month for celebrating all flavors of diversity and ways of being. This is because April is both Autism Awareness Month and Celebrate Diversity Month. Because of this, the focus of today’s post is about neurodiversity and music therapy. If the term neurodiversity is new to you, you may be wondering what it […]