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A Heartwarming Story of Connection

This week we found a beautiful story about a family using the power of music to connect with their elderly mother/grandmother who lives in a memory care facility in Illinois.  Beverly Patton, age 74, has been isolated from her family since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patton’s family, however, have a found a creative...
August 11, 2020
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Music Therapy is Universal

There is no doubt that the changes inflicted upon us by this worldwide pandemic have caused an increase in the number of people who are struggling with their mental health.  And many people are turning to the creative arts as a way to cope.  Whether it’s visual arts, dance, creative writing, or music, “art has...
July 29, 2020
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MTAO Conference Take-Aways

This past weekend, I attended the Music Therapy Association of Ontario’s annual conference in my beautiful hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. I was honoured to have received the MTAO’s bursary, covering the cost of registration for the conference.  And now I want to share with all of you, everything that I learned and discovered! The first...
March 4, 2020
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How will you celebrate World Music Therapy Day?

March 1st is World Music Therapy Day! That's coming up very soon!  Do you have a plan for how you will celebrate? Well I'm here to help you with that.  Keep reading for some ideas of how you can celebrate World Music Therapy Day! HUG A MUSIC THERAPIST: Music therapy is an underappreciated and often...
February 20, 2020
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New Credentials!

Back in September, I completed my application to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Finally last week I heard back from them saying that my application has been accepted and I can use the title Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)! Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what this really means.  Basically it means that I can practice...
January 27, 2020
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New Instrument! The Singing Bowl

The other instrument that was recently given to me as a gift is a singing bowl.  The singing bowl descends from the Chinese standing bell, which was made of bronze and struck with a mallet.  The name’s reference to the instrument’s ability to “sing” comes from the method of playing it which involves rotating a...
January 10, 2020
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