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Research to resources, mindfulness to music. Giving Song music therapists and interns sit down to discuss all things music therapy. Let's learn, together!

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Research to resources, mindfulness to music. Giving Song music therapists and interns sit down to discuss all things music therapy. Let's learn, together!

    Episode #20: 20 in 2020 - A Year End Review

    Episode #20: 20 in 2020 - A Year End Review

    Today Ellisa, Maggie and Kristin sit down to wrap up 2020 with the 20 things we learned this past year.  Each of us also share a song that encompasses the year 2020 and share some exciting news coming in 2021. 

    20 Things We Learned in 2020:


    Changes are hard: tune into your body and mind's capacity to know what you need to successfully navigate those transitions.
    Importance of treating yourself like a plant: you need sunshine, fresh air, lots of water and gentle hands. 
    Growth happens even in the rocky places:  learning to improvise and be creative when times are rough. 
    You can never have too much toilet paper!
    Not to take things for granted, big or small: there is great beauty in living life with eyes wide open and taking moments to pause and be grateful. 
    It's okay to not be okay: taking time for yourself to recoup and reset can be one of the most valuable ways to spend your time.
    Importance of flexibility: being able to bend is a skill that saves you from breaking and allows you to be innovative. 
    Everything will work out the way it needs to: things may not happen the way you imagine, but it will always work out the way it needs to. 
    Screens can be addicting: Important to break the habit that develops from screen time. 
    You can learn new things (like cooking): the extra time at home this year allowed opportunities to learn new skills like baking bread, making candy and creating new recipes. 
    Hard work for the right cause and with the right focus is worth it every time!
    Savings is essential:  it is important to prioritize savings when times are good so you can weather times of scarcity. 
    Knowing yourself is powerful and allows you to communicate with grace and understanding:  hone in on who you are outside of the hats you wear. 
    Too much of a good thing is still too much!
    Rest is necessary and not all rest is created equal:  learning to rest is hard work and takes intention and diligence.
    Being a musician translates to adapting to circumstances:  relying on your instincts in the therapy session, as a team and in life!
    We need support to thrive: we are not an island and the support of a team is essential especially in times of creative fatigue.
    Authenticity is foundational for a team: show up as yourself in all things!
    Importance of a team that works towards a common goal: streamlines and focuses collaborative growth
    Knowing your team is important: know their personalities, how they need to be recognized to feel appreciated, how they communicate, and other characteristics can highly improve your team culture, job satisfaction and productivity!

    3 songs that encompass 2020 for us: 


    "Up Against the Wall" by The Head and the Heart
    "The Age of Worry" by John Mayer (cover version by Madison Cunningham - mentioned in podcast)
    "I Am Light" by India Arie 

    Exciting news for 2021 - we are switching things up and transitioning to a new podcast: Music Therapy and Beyond

    Find us on Instagram @musictherapyandbeyond and at www.musictherapyandbeyond.com. 

    • 28 min
    Episode #19: The Intern Journey - Interview with Lexie Gutierrez

    Episode #19: The Intern Journey - Interview with Lexie Gutierrez

    Today we sit down with our senior intern, Lexie Gutierrez, to chat all about her journey to music therapy.  Lexie shares inspiration, helpful hints and resources for music therapy students, interns and new professionals. 

    Show notes: 

    Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists

    Quizlet

    The Drury Story: Frank Clippinger

    A Promised Land: Barack Obama

    Becoming: Michelle Obama

    The Presidents Club: Nancy Gibbs

    Thirteenth Tale: Diane Setterfield

    Introduction to Music Therapy Theory and Practice

    Music Therapy: An Introduction to the Profession

    New Music Therapists Handbook 

    Lexie's Spotify Playlists

    • 57 min
    Episode #18: Music Therapy Around the World - Israel and Ireland

    Episode #18: Music Therapy Around the World - Israel and Ireland

    Today Ellisa and Kristin sit down to learn about music therapy in Israel and Ireland.  We discuss degree programs, curriculum, recognition, history of music, and the current status of music therapy in each country.  

    Show Notes

    Israel:

    The European Music Therapy Confederation: Israel

    Healing Music of Ancient Israel - Music in NICU

    The Lord Taylor Music Therapy Clinic

    The Clinical and Theoretical Trends of Music Therapists: The Israeli Case

    Ireland:

    Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT): Music Therapy

    MA Music Therapy - Irish World Academy

    MA Music Therapy - Irish World Academy Video

    Music Therapy in Ireland: An Overview of Music Therapy in Irish Soil

    Polyphony - IACAT Journal

    COVID-19: Creative Arts Therapists Crossing the Digital Divide in Ireland



    Thank you for listening and for the work you do in your home and workplace!

    Contact us at givingsong@gmail.com

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    "When in doubt...make music!"

    • 24 min
    Episode #17: Transition Series - Part 2: Strategies and Music for ME!

    Episode #17: Transition Series - Part 2: Strategies and Music for ME!

    This is the second episode of this Transitions Mini Series where we look at how transitions affect our life and work; especially during this time of pandemic.  Transitions effect each person differently and today we discuss examples, strategies and how music can play a big role in helping us build resilience in our personal and professional lives.  

    Show Notes

    Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D

    Video (Managing Transitions: Neurosequential Network Stress & Trauma Series 2020)



    Self-Care Strategies:

    The Self-Care Institute 

    Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists

    Developing a Self-Care Plan

    100 Strategies To Help You Practice Self-Care

    100 Things To Do For Self-Care

    100+ Free Self-Care Ideas

    Affirmations:

    25 Daily Affirmations To Improve Your Mindset

    10 Bedtime Affirmations

    Science of Affirmations:

    Positive Daily Affirmations: Is There Science Behind It? - Positive Psychology Article Review

    To Affirm or Not Affirm? - Psychology Today Article

    Other Tools: 

    Headspace: Mindfulness and Guided Meditation App

    Self-Care Hour - Live Weekly Experiential Worship 

    Daily Mindful Walking Practice - Mindful

    SLEEP:

    Why Do We Need Sleep? - Sleep Foundation

    How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? - Sleep Foundation



    Thank you for listening and for the work you do in your home and workplace!

    Contact us at givingsong@gmail.com

    Visit us at www.themusictherapypodcast.com

    Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook and on our website at www.givingsong.org.

    "When in doubt...make music!"

    • 22 min
    Episode #16: Intern Spotlight - Insights for Interns from Interns

    Episode #16: Intern Spotlight - Insights for Interns from Interns

    Giving Song music therapy interns, Aubri & Lexie, sit down to discuss all things internship: preparation, expectations, capacity, self-care and recommendations.  Insights to interns from interns. 

    • 40 min
    Episode #15: Transition Series - Part 1: How Transitions Affect Me, Others, and Us.

    Episode #15: Transition Series - Part 1: How Transitions Affect Me, Others, and Us.

    Today Kristin walks us through transitions and how they affect our lives, the lives of our clients and others, and the culture and health of organizations and teams. This is the beginning of a transitions series where we dig into different areas of life and gleam insight from research and practice to aid in the transitions in our personal and professional life. 

    Show Notes: 

    Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D

    Neurosequential Model

    Video (Managing Transitions: Neurosequential Network Stree & Trauma Series 2020)

    Kindred Collective (Columbia, MO)



    Thank you for listening and for the work you do in your home and workplace! 

    Contact us at givingsong@gmail.com

    Visit us at www.themusictherapypodcast.com 

    Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook and on our website at www.givingsong.org.

    "When in doubt...make music!"

    • 27 min

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