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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Your earliest relationships and your life experiences influence how you relate to others. Depending on your unique experiences, how you relate to others may feel comfortable and easy. Whereas for others, it may feel uncomfortable and hard. Music can help you explore how you relate to yourself and others in ways that can feel safe […]
February is a month where romantic relationships are celebrated. But what about other relationships in your life? In particular, let’s focus on your relationship with yourself. This is an important relationship that can be easy to overlook. In this post I’m going to look at ways that music can help you to define your relationship […]
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 […]
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 […]