Do you know enough repertoire? Do you have enough songs? I just returned from facilitating a healing retreat for healthcare professionals. And I have to preface this message with :: YOU ARE ENOUGH.
I think it is so important to practice therapy in the space of YOU ARE ENOUGH / I AM ENOUGH. Coming from a place of empowerment, abundance, and a strong sense of self is so important in our work.
And I could go on for days! BUT if you have room to grow a little, or if you know someone who drives a lot, then please pass this on.
Today’s Shout-Out is for Sarah, a music therapist in Texas who doesn’t have much time for connecting with other therapists, learning repertoire, or coming up with new session plans for her clients.
I have a feeling you might understand Sarah’s predicament. Can you relate? So, the question stands… How can we make the most of our time while REJUVENATING and RESTORING ourselves?
Honestly, only you can answer this question. Self-care is so incredibly important. What we can offer here at Music Therapy Ed are tips, suggestions, and ideas. But YOU must be the one to create the action that elicits true change. YOU must be the one in tune with your personal needs.
I have a good start for Sarah, but we need your help, too! Please leave your supportive comment below.
Click play to hear about Sarah’s troubles and learn 4 ways to maximize your time during the day. Also, make sure to download the freebie below the video.
Links mentioned in the video: Audible.com (Kat’s FAVE! Affiliate link), The Music Therapy Show, The Music Therapy Round Table, AMTA’s Pro Podcast, Rachel Rambach, Amy Kalas, Rachel See, Christine Stevens
Jessie, an incredibly awesome music therapist in San Diego, asked me once how she could make time to learn new repertoire for our clients. I thought that was a great question because– who has time to learn repertoire anyway? When I thought about how much she drives daily, a light bulb went off.
I thought, if I could record some “Play It On The Go mp3s,” which includes my voice speaking the chords out loud with each song as it played… maybe Jessie could treat these mp3s like an audio book – a learning experience in the car.
YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B. Never drive distracted. And rest assured that you can listen to these mp3s as many times as you’d like! Over and over and over =) Always drive safely, and keep your eyes on the road. Consider these mp3s just another audiobook.
We’d love for you to download our first go at Play It On The Go mp3s! These are casually-recorded learning mp3s that you can use to brush up on your Motown. Get them while they’re hot! And upload them to your mobile device to Play It On The Go.
Do you like these mp3s? Should we send you more? Do you have a specific genre that you need? Please let us know by sending an email to info@MusicTherapyEd.com.
And don’t forget to leave Sarah a supportive comment – How do you handle too much time in the car? What do you do about maximizing your learning opportunities? Please let us all know in a comment below.
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