Welcome to the 138th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s focus is all about music and mental health. Today we are going to be talking about adult play, music and connection. To join me in doing this is music therapist Crystal Luk-Worrall.
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About my guest Crystal Luk-Worrall
Crystal is an HCPC (The Health and Care Professions Council) registered music therapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist based in London. She works part-time at the early child development service in the NHS and runs a private practice called Clap and Toot, where she specialises in working with adopted families.
Crystal also runs the Freelance Network at the British Association of Music Therapy. She loves bringing people together and encourages people to not be shy about talking about the work we do. Crystal offers career development supervision, where she helps other therapists to design their careers and to incorporate ‘play time’ as part of our work routine.
In today’s show on Adult Play, Music and Connection
- About Crystal Luk-Worrall and the work she does as a music therapist. [01:38]
- Her journey to becoming a music therapist as a Chinese woman. [03:38]
- How music therapy works [07:54]
- Specific challenges for various families and cultures [16.03]
- What the term mental wellbeing means to her. [09:46]
- Her top 3 tips for looking after her mental health. [24:42]
Quotes on Adult Play, Music and Connection
- The meaning of the term mental wellbeing differs from person to person and from time to time.
- I had to learn to allow people to love and support me because I had always been very independent.
- I’m a huge believer that there’s no one-size-fits-all mental well-being formula that works for everyone.
- Mental well-being doesn’t just sit on its own. It connects in a lot of areas in our life.
- Plan your breaks ahead, especially if you’re a freelancer.
Resources connected to Adult Play, Music and Connection
- Cove Music App
- Episode #130: Trauma Recovery through Yoga
- Incredibox App
- Chrome Music Lab
- Google Arts and Culture Experiments
- Episode #136: How Music Boosts our Mental Health (tips on playlist building)
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