Music for Management
Building resilience, adaptability, and crisis prevention by reconnecting with organized sound.
Music for Management is a rising method of arts therapy that goes a step beyond mental health awareness and takes action on crisis prevention. Made for all working age adults, this program is here to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and to shed light on the importance of accessible therapy and creativity.
Music for Management is a new program, and by helping yourself, you can help it grow, as well as normalize therapy in the workplace. Options include:
Scheduling a trial workshop for your workplace or event.
Contracting a therapy programme for your team or organization.
Trying private bespoke sessions for yourself.
Joining our fortnightly Zoom group.
Visit the home page for event details and contact information.
How can you and your team benefit from music therapy?
The obvious one. We might think of stress relief and relaxation when we think of music therapy. And yes, the harp will be used. As mentioned in the first video, though, stress relief is just the tip of the iceberg in the therapeutic process. Not only can I provide the music, but I educate my clients on the best ways to use it to their advantage and how to apply coping skills for stress mitigation in future situations.
Another benefit that likely comes to mind when considering music therapy for the workplace. I facilitate a lot of group work, only it's rather a unique process when it comes to team building. Lots of interesting toys and instruments are involved. Furthermore, group cohesion involving organized sound activates our brains in extraordinary ways. Do give 'This is Your Brain on Music' by Daniel Letivin a read if you want to learn more!
For those who are not initially comfortable making music in a group (as this can make one feel quite vulnerable!), potential clients have the option to try confidential one-to-one time which they might find difficult to initiate in other situations. Having the option for one-to-one musical play and verbal process in a safe, non-threatening space can help a client address issues that may otherwise be difficult to address. This will be crucial in crisis prevention. Which brings us to our next point.
This is a big one. One pretty major flaw with healthcare systems around the world is they are mostly used to addressing mental health crises after they have already happened. With increasingly faster paces and high demands, it is no secret that workplace and leadership teams experience regular decline in communication, productivity, and quality of life. By learning to address issues and signs early through creative, therapeutic intervention, we can make a mark in both crisis AND suicide prevention.
QUALITY PROFESSIONAL CARE
I hold an advanced degree in music therapy, having undergone six months of full time internship in a psychiatric facility. After passing the board-certification exam in the United States, I registered as an arts therapist under the United Kingdom's Health and Care Professions Council. Music therapists undergo intensive training in order to handle many types of clinical situations and ensure a thorough treatment plan for their clients. Further qualifications include training in Neurologic Music Therapy and Scottish Mental Health First Aid.