Creativity and self-confidence go hand in hand. What’s your own special song?

Nobody can tell ya
There’s only one song worth singing
They may try and sell ya
‘Cause it hangs them up
To see someone like you

But you gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Cass Elliot

One of the most wonderful things I see in my work is how my clients find confidence to be exactly who they are.

The world does its best to tell everyone of us how we should be more efficient, successful and intelligent… Unfortunately in our culture everyone who happens not to be male should  also understand to keep quiet and not be too loud or visible.

You know…. You don’t have to listen.

Who were you before you learned how you’re supposed to be in this world? Who were you before you stopped playing?

If you ever miss that part of yourself, I have good news for you:

You are still there.


Creativity and play lead towards the true you

Music has magic: It helps you access creativity and play.

It can feel really difficult and shameful to express the part of yourself that has been rejected and dismissed. Through music it’s safe to express even those parts of you that have been hidden for a long time.

One of my clients ended up working on their shame by jumping up and down with a grimace on their face while listening to vigorous music. Another was expressing their pain of invisibility through an improvised song and a third worked through their insecurity and perfectionism by writing songs. I can assure you that none of them would have believed they’d ever do anything like that when they started therapy.

Therapy doesn’t need to be serious to be efficient. Creativity and play are some of the reasons why music therapy works so well, even when the problems seem insurmountable.


Want to find out more?

If you want to find out more, you can read more about my services or drop me a message directly. I’m based in Kirkkonummi, Finland but also offer music therapy and personal coaching online.

Using the words of Cass Elliot: Make your own kind of music, sing your own special song.

What is your special song?

2 thoughts on “Creativity and self-confidence go hand in hand. What’s your own special song?

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  1. Wonderful blog. Love this viewpoint… music is joyful, creative, healing. And a great way to access our authentic selves. It’s true that therapy and coaching don’t have to be serious to be efficient. Joy, humor, and play are anchor points in my practice, too. Thank you, Anni.