Singing Sense - Where Performance Meets Psychology

@SingingSense·4mo ago·5:00

Fearless or just courageous? My story of feeling the fear and doing it anyway - want to tell me yours?

AdviceMental WellnessSelf Care

"…So it was tricky, but it was the best thing I've ever done, not least because I have a beautiful daughter now and a family, and I absolutely love my job here. I changed careers as well, but it showed me the value of not postponing decisions anymore, even if some of those decisions were really scary. And if our gut tells us something is wrong, it usually is. No matter how much we try to justify it.…"

#mentalhealth #mentalwellness #trauma #healthymind #musicianwellness #ptsd #performancepsychology #mindfulmusician #fear


Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 4mo ago · 1:42

"…And the fact that music opened you up and gave you this universal language and sense into being human, I think that helps you trust probably, that wherever you go, you're going to find that connection because music is such a connector and it looks like you're in somatic therapy as well, which is about the full $0.05 experience. So it must be beautiful for you to integrate how music resonates inside the body and how that connects the soma to your mind and your personal troubles and convictions and narrative.…"



"…But my life completely changed. And it is a journey, obviously, and it's also a journey for many of my clients. If we're scared, we're scared. There's very little we can do about that to start with. But I think we can learn to not try to push the fear away or pretend it's not there or always wishing it's away.…"



Swell Team

@Swell · now · 0:15

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Ro Christensen

@r.o · 4mo ago · 2:37

"…And I would love to hear more about your work and the decisions that you've made, because I just really admire that and I aspire to be more active, action taking person. So yeah, thank you so much for sharing.…"


"…How much has changed for them due to covet, especially in the performing arts, where opportunities that used to be there literally fell away overnight and we're just coming out the other end, more or less, if we are coming out the other end. It's been two years of major upheaval for a lot of people, and I think it is a form of collective trauma. And I think it's also important to have self compassion in that way and see it for what it is.…"



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