Carolyn has been an accredited music therapist since 2006, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner since 2019. Specializing primarily in working with people who have experienced trauma, her main areas of practice are exploring the voice and the nervous system for personal growth and the renegotiation of traumatic experiences. She a Bachelor of Music Therapy, a certificate in Advanced Vocal Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing Training, and She is a classically trained pianist.
Sometimes, to create change in our lives, we need a shift in our perspective. Vocal psychotherapy offers a different way of experiencing ourselves, getting away from established thoughts and patterns and giving opportunities to learn about the parts of us that help and hinder us in our daily lives. She knows personally how much joy, sorrow, frustration, self-esteem, and connection can be created by music and worked through with the voice. Working in combination with Vocal Psychotherapy or on its own, Somatic Experiencing is a highly effective body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.
The brilliance of music is that it is fluid – music can be what we need it to be, and people can have relationships within music at whatever intensity level works for them. I believe that music is a connective tissue – it bonds people to experiences, to other people, and to their sense of self. This bonding is deepened by including the voice, the most personal of all instruments. Acceptance of the self is possible through gentle exploration, and through acceptance, change can occur.