Not Your Average Music Therapist
Words for my younger self - Community Episode

Words for my younger self - Community Episode

January 23, 2022

What I wish I knew as a music therapy student or new professional: advice for those starting out.

This episode is a compilation of 5 music therapists who are part of the Not Your Average Music Therapist Community. Within this episode, we share our thoughts, advice, and stories around this topic. We hope you feel encouraged, inspired, and supported by this episode!

 

If you'd like to reach us, contact Kim by email hello@kimbest.com or send her a direct message on instagram @kimberlyjanebest or @musictherapistpod. You are not alone, music therapist!

 

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How to get there

How to get there

January 15, 2022

What do Alzheimer’s patients, the InstaRetreat, a Caffeine Wean, Taxes, Writing, Working out, and relationships with other professionals & processing something that hurt you have in common?

 

Alzheimer's Study:

https://neurosciencenews.com/brain-plasticity-music-alzheimers-19617/

 

Sara Tasker on Instagram:

Instagram.com/me_and_orla

 

Join the InstaRetreat with my affiliate link:

https://courses.meandorla.co.uk/product/the-instaretreat-2-0?wpam_id=107

 

Join the Music Therapist Community Waitlist!

KimBest.com/Community

 

Acceptance in Music Therapy & Phases of Growth

Acceptance in Music Therapy & Phases of Growth

December 28, 2021

In this episode, I talk about what it means for "acceptance" to be more than giving up. I create a loose model for professional growth and talk about my Word of the Year. 

 

Listen back to episode 8 for more New Year-style content. 

 

Check out Happier with Gretchen Rubin, referenced in today's episode. 

You are responsible for yourself

You are responsible for yourself

December 18, 2021

AKA: tips for protecting your energy

Evolutions with Sara Rogers

Evolutions with Sara Rogers

November 17, 2021

In this episode, Sara and I dive right into conversation about being music therapists. We talk about growth, grief, receiving gifts, and so much more. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss! 

 

Listen to What My Body Needs, by Sara Rogers on Spotify!

Follow Sara on Instagram: @rarasogers

Attributes of a Music Therapist

Attributes of a Music Therapist

October 19, 2021

Is it even important to think about what makes a music therapist a music therapist? Does it help to think about music therapists' qualities? Well, I think so. It only helps our growth to reflect on how far we’ve come and be aware of where we are still growing. Come along for the episode for a few attributes of a music therapist. What would you add to the list?

 

Join the community now: KimBest.com/Community

Marinate in those feelings with Louise Ly

Marinate in those feelings with Louise Ly

October 16, 2021

In this episode, Louise shares with us her experience in the field of music therapy and what it was like to pursue something else. She studied and now works in higher education and has so much to offer! Listen to the end for some tech tips. 📲

 

From the episode: 

Interest Profiler: https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

Connect with Louise on Instagram @louise.zhuly

Taxes, Expenses, & Deductions

Taxes, Expenses, & Deductions

September 26, 2021

No one prepared me to file my own taxes and track my income, expenses, and mileage and I made a lot of mistakes when I started out. This episode gets into the nitty gritty of what expenses you can keep track of as deductions from taxes. I share my knowledge, as simply as possible, to make this easy to understand for those of us who have limited-to-no experience in this department. Also, you'll hear the new things that I am offering, so check it out!

Text version of this episode is up on the blog: kimbest.com

Happy bookkeeping!

 

From the show: 

Light Within Candle Co. by Elise Micklich

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lightwithincandleco/

Instagram.com/lightwithincandleco

 

Canva.com

 

Planoly.com

 

Proliability through Mercer

Having a global perspective with Samuel Gracida

Having a global perspective with Samuel Gracida

August 9, 2021

There’s more to music therapy than what we know in the country we reside in. There’s more to conversation than the text we see on a comment. Samuel and I talk about all these topics and more in this episode.

 

The following was mentioned in this episode:

Creative Therapy Umbrella episode: #82- Creating opportunity and working with refugee children with Samuel Gracida, MA

 

International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM):  iammonline.com

 

Dr. Sebastian Hachmeyer, The Uncontrolled Equivocation of Music Therapy: Health, Illness and Musical Healing Among the Kallawaya in the Northern Bolivian Andes

 

Dr. Susan Hanser’s book, Integrative Health through Music Therapy

 

Music Therapy Instagram Account I Love: @dwie_muzy

 

Sam’s Fans Facebook Page

 

Follow Samuel online: 

Instagram: @samuel.gracida

Facebook: Samuel Gracida

No need to apologize

No need to apologize

August 1, 2021

Why do we feel the need to apologize for doing things that are good for us? Let’s talk about it! Hoping this conversation helps you build up the strength to take the right steps for your wellness and own the decisions you’ve made.

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