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About This Show
Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also be explored. As the host of Launching Your Daughter, my name is Nicole Burgess and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, transpersonal psychotherapist, parent educator and adolescent mentor. For more information go to the website at http://launchingyourdaughter.com.
Most Recent Episode
21: Music reduces anxiety for women and teen girls
5 days ago
Today’s guest is Maya Benattar, licensed creative art therapist and board certified music therapist in New York city and Manhattan, NY. Maya talks about her work with women and how singing, music and mindfulness can calm worries and fears. We know music is important to most teenagers and can be a great way for parents to connect with them. Music can help us transcend from the stuckness to a place of feeling seen and connected. In this episode you will learn: Maya works primarily with women who struggle with anxiety “ Triumph over anxiety to understand it and move through it.” Getting women out of their heads and “noticing” where their anxiety is and interrupting that cycle Disconnect between mind and body and relearning that connection through sound, sitting in uncomfortable for little bit and through creative ways Techniques Used: Vocal psychotherapy-using voice, singing exercises Do not need to be a singer or have vocal training Use mindfulness around music that is meaningful to them Where do you feel it Connect to memories or associations Don’t necessarily need relaxing or soothing music to reduce anxiety “Leaning into the music that works for you.” Shares personal story of how music helped calm her Changing societal views regarding what types of music can sooth and relax In Between Sessions If tapped into joyful/playful place-how can you access this before next session Brainstorm how person can continue this Uses index cards to record goals, words or phrases that was meaningful during session Helps with maintaining calm connected place between mind and body Fears/Concerns Women more interested in creative approach Fear around being musical or old wounds regarding failed piano lessons or can’t sing More about how it feels vs sounds Safe environment and with person who is grounded and calm Usually music already resonates with client Benefits Parents pause and listen to a sound track with your teenager can give you insight into them Listening to music can increase relationship connection Be present with your teen (not on phone or other devices)-helps validate who they are Gain greater range of self-ex