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MT Mentor

Apr 19, 2021

It is an honor to welcome our guest mentor for this episode, Tim Ringgold.

Tim Ringgold is a board-certified music therapist, columnist, and the author of the book, Sonic Recovery: Harness the Power of Music to Stay Sober. He has provided music therapy to thousands of teens and adults in residential treatment, and is a sought-after international speaker, having shared the stage with some of the top minds on music, the brain, addiction, and personal development, including Tony Robbins. Tim was the first person to give a TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012. Tim is also a former Regional President of the American Music Therapy Association.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Music as a source of support during the lowest points of our lives,
  • Reminders to not give up and to trust your music therapy journey,
  • Music therapy for individuals in recovery,
  • Music as a trigger for cravings,
  • Humor in the midst of addiction,
  • Ways to “flip your flaws” (as Renee Airya would say),
  • The power of a gratitude practice,
  • The importance of physical health for our mental health,
  • The essential need for connection, community, and support,
  • The value of resilience, perspective, and communication in music therapy education,
  • The merit of having the same level of grace for each other that we do for clients,
  • The insight gained through volunteering, and
  • The benefits of having a hobby outside of music therapy.

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