Tweet A few weeks ago, I mentioned my Wellness Agenda on a Facebook group. People asked me about it, so I said I would write a post about it. Basically, my Wellness Agenda is a set of goals that relate to each of the wellness dimensions that make sure I’m meeting all of my needs […]
Tweet A long overdue episode of Parent Support group is finally here! Amy Zuniga, mother of two and a parenting support professional, joins me, Janice Lindstrom, mother of one and music therapist, to talk about what our families have been dealing with this month and the things we have been worried about as parents that […]
Tweet Amy Zuniga is a mom of a 2 year old and a 4 year old. She leads the Mommy Mixers at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas (Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am). She has a counseling degree and teaches many of the new mom classes at the hospital. I am a mom of a […]
Tweet Several people have called me this week for advice on their workplace issues. I offer a coaching program through which I share all my secrets for Working Smarter, Not Harder, if you’d like some personalized help with your music therapy session planning, business organization, or help with assessments and treatment plans. Just send me […]
Tweet In my last post in this series, I explained what the Wellness Model is. As this series continues, I’ll discuss each of the Wellness Dimensions in detail.
Tweet Music Therapy benefits are not just for children–it works across the lifespan. Many adults experience stress; music can help reduce stress. Listen to some of your favorite music and dance or relax to it. You’ll either be getting exercise by dancing or lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and the amount of stress hormones […]
Tweet At this stage of life, music preferences are shaped by what our friends like and tend to move away from what our parents like. It is important to find out what kind of music your teen is listening to and to talk about the messages in the music. What we listen to throughout the […]
Tweet At this age, music as therapy is used mostly for children with disabilities. It may be offered in school districts, if the Music Therapy Assessment determines that it is educationally necessary as a related service. In this case, music therapy is provided directly to the child, who is pulled out of the classroom to […]
Tweet Music Therapy works across the lifespan, so I’m going to focus a few articles on how it works with the different populations.