Music therapy is the use of sounds and music within an evolving relationship between client and therapist to support and encourage physical, mental, social and emotional well-being."
(Leslie Bunt, Music Therapy - An Art Beyond Words, p.8)
[thanks to my son Ed Muirhead for this quote!]
Arts & Crafts
A page about creative pursuits which help a person journey through altered mind states, as happened with me in 2015 when experiencing my 4th reactive psychosis, running out of steam after years of campaigning for justice, following the abuse of my son by Nurses in the locked seclusion room of Stratheden IPCU, Fife.
A page about outdoor activities for mental health and wellbeing, including horticulture, gardening, exercise, sports, fitness, games, nature study, on the water, wildlife, travel and cycling which I took up properly in early 2016 after having to dispense with owning a car, couldn't afford it anymore.
Some examples of my creative outputs and activities since experiencing another psychosis in 2015:
|pencil case for granddaughter 28Dec17|
|cycling to Hospital Mill crossing Manse Rd Springfield 1Feb16|
|Lavender, wild poppies, roses 8Oct15|
|main blog screenshot 3Jan18|
|Psychosis Journal Opinion Piece Oct17|
I think that the best therapies for mental health and wellbeing are in creative pursuits, in the open air or at home, in a safe house, making things, engaging with supportive Others, virtually or in person. Keeping safe spaces and respectful boundaries, promoting inclusion and openness.