Blogs

The Inevitability of Sweating the “Big Stuff”

By Danielle Angeloni, MusicWorx Intern You may have heard of or read the infamous book “don’t sweat the small stuff” by Richard Carlson PhD. I had the book introduced to me as a teenager and have often turned to it in times of crisis. Over...

DIR®/Floortime™ is the New Black

By Sarah Murrin, MusicWorx Intern Throughout internship, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside my incredible supervisor, Maureen “Mo” Dinsmore, in individual and group music therapy sessions with children, teens, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Mo is a Neurologic Music Therapist who...

Getting Through the Muck

By Taylorlyn Mehnert, MusicWorx Intern When we experience something difficult, we often need to do a little “self care” - go home, take a bubble bath, and eat some chocolate. But recently I realized that, apparently, chocolate is not going to fix the long term...

How to Rock DIR®/Floortime™

By Maureen Dinsmore, M.A., MT-BC, MusicWorx Staff I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges, with an emphasis on persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for over fifteen years. These amazing people have forever inspired me to tailor my approach...

Practicing What We Preach

Analysing Music Therapist’s Use of Music For Leisure By Anne Delleman, MusicWorx Intern Last week, a client insisted that I play them my favorite song, and I realized I couldn’t. In fact, I couldn’t play a single song by any of the artists I listen...

Action Cures Fear

By Lindsy Lev, MusicWorx Intern My mother and I in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I Am A Central American Migrant Granted, I am a very privileged Central American migrant. I was born in Costa Rica with dual citizenship, and had the luxury of traveling extensively with my...