The Musician Healer
Coaching & Counselling for Musicians & Ensembles

The Musician Healer

Musicians have unique challenges with respect to insecurities, performance demands, and collaborative relationships. As a violinist, I have personal experience with these issues. You are not alone. I have been there. As a counsellor with expertise in group and couples therapy, I also see how many of the issues found in marriage and families are represented in the dynamics of musician ensembles. My background in both music and psychotherapy provides me with specialized insight to efficiently help musicians and ensembles build trust, improve communication, and unify purpose.

Musicians & Perfectionism

I find that musicians have their own unique set of challenges. I am combining my wealth of counselling expertise with my passion for music. Musicians are often shamed into keeping quiet about their own issues such as performance anxiety and depression.

Individual and Group Sessions

I help individual musicians connect with creativity and joy while overcoming performance anxiety, keeping perfectionism in check, and attending to personal growth needs.

I help ensembles such as classical string quartets and other chamber groups who are working together, often for many years, and want coaching and counselling to build trust, maintain healthy relationships, and unify purpose. It is rather like a marriage but there are more than two of you. Rehearsing, performing, and being on tour away from family and close relationships, can be stressful for a group.

I help individual musicians:

  • Overcome debilitating performance anxiety
  • Channel positive aspects of competitiveness
  • Accept rejection without bitterness
  • Find motivation to practice
  • Reclaim passion
  • Manage conflict successfully
  • Better personal relationships
  • Build self-esteem
  • Overcome doubts, fear and panic
  • Improve communication with others

I help ensembles:

  • Rebuild trust
  • Unify purpose
  • Reclaim passion
  • Manage personality differences
  • Remain competitive with positivity
  • Avoid unrealistic expectations
  • Forgive without blame
  • Establish a safe environment where individuals can express opinions without fear
  • Develop empathy for each other
  • Enable everyone to be heard
  • Improve communication within the group

What I offer:

  • Individuals sessions for by video or in person.
  • Group ensemble sessions
  • Workshops and retreats for music ensembles
  • Skills and tools for maintaining good relationships.
  • Coaching for students and professionals within music programs, and conferences.

Questions?

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Call

(587) 372-5638

Address

7718 104th  Street

Suite 201

Edmonton

Alberta

T6E 4C5

Email

tburtontherapy@gmail.com