Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

A growing mindset is helpful when working in senior living communities. We see it in ourselves as providers, in the senior care industry, in the research around aging and in those for whom we care. Believing we as individuals can build our abilities and knowledge...
Reflecting on Life

Reflecting on Life

At various times, reflecting on life in our sessions is an important experience to provide. The reasons may range from celebrating life (someones’ birthday, the birthday of a new child into a family), to a life milestone (retirement, an anniversary) or the end...
Heart Rhythms

Heart Rhythms

Do you find yourself drawn to drumming when you lead a “heart” focused session? Whether focusing on heart health, topics of the heart, or love drumming seems a fit. Here are a few lesser used songs to consider including in your heart rhythms sessions....
Jump into planning

Jump into planning

Jump into planning your future sessions. From short cuts for preparing to hacks to speed you on your way, many resources are here to support you in planning older adult (and intergenerational) sessions. Session planning has a rhythm: plan, prepare, provide, appraise....
Get to the Heart of our Work

Get to the Heart of our Work

While like many of the posts found on this blog site, you’ll find a few songs. Unlike many of the posts, this is more a challenge for you to reflect on the heart of your work. We as music therapist, performers and music specialists have at the heart of our work...
Add a little warmth to sessions

Add a little warmth to sessions

Add a little warmth to your sessions. Warmth is… Clothing, drinks, food, shelter. It is the way we keep ourselves warm. The way a space is designed. Decorators refer to some colors as warm. Other times it comes from a variety of textures especially the inclusion...
Warm Songs

Warm Songs

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