Healing from mental health challenges and finding your self-confidence requires learning to understand yourself and connecting with your emotions and needs on a deeper level. I’m here to help you find the steps to heal, starting from where you are right now.
In my work I combine music therapy and sound healing in a gentle and empathetic way.
How music will help you feel better
The most important elements in my work are:
- Calming the nervous system and reducing physiological stress reactions
- Facing and processing your emotions without letting reasoning and analyzation bypass the emotion itself
- Using body awareness and mindfulness to strengthen self-awareness and the ability to listen to the deeper wisdom within
- Giving space for creativity and playfulness without being judgmental and critical about it
I’ve noticed that talking alone doesn’t necessarily reach all experiences and especially emotions, so processing those experiences doesn’t work in discussion therapy. The meditations and mindfulness exercises that were included in the music therapy sessions offered another way to process my experiences and gave me new tools to deal with my feelings.
You don't need musical skills to attend music therapy
Music therapy refers to a therapy process where a licensed music therapist (that’s me!) helps the client (is that you?) solve their problems using different elements of music to help reach deeper levels and emotions. The methods of music therapy can also be used outside a therapy process like I do in my coaching programs.
Musical methods are especially effective when dealing with emotional blocks and restricting beliefs, as it may be hard to reach emotions and the experiences behind different beliefs with words and your mind alone. Music often works as a shortcut to your emotions, and it helps you both identify emotions as well as process them and release any related blocks and patterns.
Any therapeutic use of music fundamentally differs from how musicians play music. Music therapy or other therapeutic use of music does not require you to know anything about music, and the goal of the process is not to learn musical skills. Instead, music is a tool we use to access emotional experiences and process them. In music therapy it’s possible to sing, play, listen to or make your own music. As a therapist I’ll help you to get yourself heard and understand your emotions.
Sound healing calms the mind and the body
Healing sound is deeply resonating, harmonious sound vibration that affects both the body and the mind. To create healing sound I use eg. sound bowls and gongs that are both pleasing to listen to and can be felt deeply in the body.
Healing sound vibrations are especially effective in relieving stress reactions, giving your body space to restore its normal, healthy physiological state. Their effectiveness is based on resonance and entrainment: When the harmonic sound waves move through the body, it makes your body resonate and release tension. Also the brain reacts; Sound frequencies entrain the brain waves to lower frequencies, helping to reach a calm and meditative state.
Emotions can also be processed using sound healing, and it’s one of the tools we can use in music therapy. The sound vibration that can be felt in the body helps you be more present with the emotional reactions, and when your body and mind are working together, it’s easier to connect to your subconscious and intuition, which opens the path to deeper healing.
Using your voice is one of the most powerful tools
One form of healing sound is your own voice. Voice is an instrument that nearly everyone always carries with them, and it can be used therapeutically in many ways.
When you use your voice, your whole body resonates and sings. It can be used to balance your nervous system and release long-held emotions in your body and mind.
When I’m talking about therapeutic use of the voice, I don’t necessarily mean singing, even though singing is one tool in music therapy. Therapeutic use of your voice doesn’t require any skills – instead it’s about listening to yourself and your own experience.
Feeling nervous? It’s okay, you’re safe with me!