The Music Therapy Connection

Hi I’m Ben. I’m a HCPC registered Music Therapist. I have launched this blog with the intention of exploring everyday issues which might be having an effect on your mental health. In addition to this I hope to provide some insight into the Music Therapy profession alongside practical self care advice and other inspirational content. I often speak from my own personal experiences and hope you find the content useful. I’m always happy to hear from you if you have a question or there is something you would like to be addressed in a future post.
  • What is a music therapist?

    18th Jul 2019 by

    Not so long ago I watched a TED talk by an American music therapist, Erin Seibert. One minute in and I’m nodding eagerly at the screen in agreement with Erin’s opening to the talk. That is, if told you I was a musician, you’d know roughly what it is I do. Similarly, if I told… Read more

  • How dramatherapy helped me

    9th Jan 2020 by

    While training as a music therapist I was required to attend personal therapy for the duration of the training course. I spent about one year with a talking counsellor. I decided it was not for me as I could not clearly identify its benefits and I was even beginning to resent attending. Looking back I… Read more

  • A personal reflection of Dementia: An introduction for anyone

    23rd Dec 2019 by

    I’ve worked in a dementia care setting now for three years. When people find that out about me it’s not uncommon to get the head cock to the side, an emphatic sigh and a preconceived idea that I must use music to “bring people back to life”. I have never quite understood that phrase though;… Read more

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