🗣 How do you talk to yourself?
When you taste success or receive compliments…
Do you acknowledge your effort, show appreciation or say things like “it’s not that great”, “it’s just luck”?
When you face challenges in life…
Are you your best cheerleader, or do you say things like “I’m stuck, maybe I’ll never figure out.”?
🙌🏻 Are you your own best friend, or your worst enemy?
How we talk to ourselves matters a big deal. It impacts our health, happiness and how likely we are to achieve our goals.
The thing is, most of us develop a critical, and sometimes judgemental inner voice as we grow up.
“You’re not good enough.”
“Your life is boring and empty.”
“You are not capable.”
Do they sound familiar?
Doubt, anxiety and depression stem from our inner voice.
But you know what?
It is okay. The inner critic is just a result of how you perceived your experience.
Positive life experiences brew optimistic worldview and self-compassion; while negative life experiences create pessimistic worldview and low self-esteem.
The critical inner voice is self-criticism, endless internal dialogue that build destructive thought patterns and maladaptive behaviours. If we don’t acknowledge them…
- We can’t focus on task at hand
- It stunts our growth
- It lowers our self-esteem
- It makes us less confident and courageous. It impacts personal and intimate relationships
- It brings more dissatisfaction and unhappiness in life
However, it’s not about muting it all together, but…
We can make our inner voice works FOR us effectively to help achieve our goals and live a different life.
This is the most important connection of all: the relationship you have with yourself.
Imagine how different your life would be if…
- There is less unproductive chatter in your head
- You become your BFF
- There is less anxiety and stress
- You have tools that works FOR you, not against you
- You make different decisions
- You are compassionate and empathetic towards yourself
This is when you can start living your life with full potential.
All that is possible. That's where I come in!
I know. You don’t want to talk about the past. You don’t want to go to “therapy”. Sometimes you can’t even make sense of what you’re thinking and feeling.
I get it.
Hence this is a NEW solution for you:
Take a sneak peek of how this evidence-based solution can help fine-tune your inner voice
|🎁 Benefits||🎵 In the session|
Build & increase self-awareness & self-compassion
Singing, song-writing, lyrics substitution
Facilitate emotion expression (verbal & non-verbal)
Singing, song-writing, lyrics substitution, drum circle
Align body and mind to reduce anxiety and depression
Music and mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercise
Improve focus and attention
Musical Attention Control Training (MACT), improvisation, drum circle
Psychoeducation to expand toolkits (e.g. distanced self-talk)
You don’t need to have musical knowledge to participate. And trust me, you ARE creative. You ARE powerful. You can start living the life you want by fine-tuning your inner voice through music therapy.
You are the narrator of your life.
You are the creator. Sing your own song.
This is for you, if...
You like music
You are committed to taking care of your mental health
Talking therapies did not work out for you in the past and you are keen to try something new
You would like to improve your relationship with yourself through getting into flow states
You are ready to become the best version of yourself
This is NOT for you, if...
❌ You’re not willing to put in the time and effort to reflect and change outside sessions
❌ You’re looking for “magic” to heal without putting in effort
❌ You’re not taking responsibilities for your mental health journey
❌ You’re not showing up for yourself consistently
What is Music Therapy? ♪
Music therapy is an evidence-based allied health profession in which music is used to support people and improve their health, functioning and well-being. Common goals include:
- Reduce stress
- Reduce anxiety and depression symptoms
- Regulate emotions
- Increase motivation
COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL GOALS
- Facilitate social interaction & sense of belonging
- Reduce loneliness
- Improve verbal and non-verbal skills
- Improve speech function
- Improve memory and attention function
- Increase self-awareness, impulse control
- Improve self-organisation and problem solving
- Improve sleep
- Improve gross and fine motor skills (limbs, entire body; fingers, wrists and feet)
- Facilitate respiratory muscle strength and control
You can read more here.
TL;DR? watch this video here:
What Makes Strike A Chord Different? ♪
YOU ARE THE CREATOR.
You are the driver of this journey. At Strike A Chord Music Therapy, you will take an active role in making decisions. I adopt a non-directive approach that follows your preferences, pace and direction. Every session is tailor-made for you and a unique experience.
YOU ARE SAFE HERE.
Your safety is my #1 concern. That applies to both the virtual and the real world. I strive to provide a safe, secured space for you and make music therapy as accessible as possible. All sessions are held online (no, we don’t use ZOOM). No matter where you are located, you’re always one click away from getting support.
IT’S ALL ABOUT EMPOWERMENT.
Music therapy provides you agency: the ability to see yourself as a person capable of choosing, initiating, doing and accomplishing things in the world. It empowers you to take action to improve your quality of life on personal and interpersonal levels.
💼 WE ARE RESOURCEFUL.
I adopt an eclectic approach with a blend of:
Resource-Oriented Music Therapy
- Recovery is possible for everyone
- Everything you bring to the session is a health resource to be utilised
- Your participation
- Your music (and musical identity)
- Your environment (physical, social and emotional)
- It is collaboration, not intervention
- We focus on your strengths and positive experiences
- We enhance the concept of hope and emotional competence
- We help you unlock your full potential via establishing meaningful goals and a sense of agency