Category Archive: Personal

#GETLOUD: Mental Health First Aid

If mental illness could be seen on a sufferer, maybe society wouldn’t say “just get over it.” – Lonely Lotus Just a week ago, I attended a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course in… Continue reading

placement reflection: 2016-2017 term

It’s hard to believe that my first music therapy placement has come to an end. 6 months full of learning, relationships, development, and improvement. Just to summarize the learning points I had presented in… Continue reading

ringing in the new year

just a couple of hours until the ball drops; a couple of hours left of 2016 to do something for myself. i have to be honest, new year’s eve has never really been one… Continue reading

placement reflection: 10/07/16

Today’s session was one where we were able to see the progress that the clients have made throughout their years of music therapy sessions with my supervisor, rather than one where a lot of… Continue reading

placement reflection: 09/30/16

Today’s session was a challenging one, but because of this, it was also very insightful and rewarding. My supervisor saw that something was clearly off about one of our clients’ behaviour and made a… Continue reading

placement reflection: 09/16/16

as you may or may not know, i am FINALLY a music therapy student (whoot!). and as part of our curriculum, we have the opportunity to visit locations within the community and actually lead clinical… Continue reading

you done good, mcgee.

this entire morning and afternoon, i’ve had an unsettling feeling in my chest, and an increased heart rate… but i couldn’t pinpoint why. and then at 3pm, i found the reason. my mom… Continue reading

a little aside about music therapy

as someone pursuing a bachelors degree in music therapy, i know – not even think – that music is healing. the field grows every day, with more people becoming more aware of what music therapy… Continue reading

[ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED] Milestone: 100 Posts

as the title states, this is my 100th post on this blog /cues confetti 🎉🎊 i started this blog almost a year ago with the hopes of exploring all kinds of music – from… Continue reading