Healthy Living for Musicians

Past Workshops

Healthy Living for Musicians: Simple and Effective Stress Reduction Strategies

February 2012

Learn five simple, tried-and-true stress reduction strategies that you can use anytime. In as little as 5 minutes, you can release significant physical, emotional, and mental tension, and improve your mood and performance. No pre-registration is required.

About Nick Boyar
Nick Boyar is a teacher of yoga, meditation, and stress reduction at Island Health & Fitness, in partnership with Cayuga Medical Center.

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Healthy Living for Musicians: Mindfulness Meditation for Musicians

March 2012

Do you want to relax more? Mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress. Learn and practice relaxation and meditation techniques during this special session for musicians. No pre-registration is required.

About Paul Mikowski
Paul Mikowski is a psychologist with the Ithaca College Office of Counseling and Psychological Services who leads weekly meditation groups open to the entire campus community.

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Healthy Living for Musicians: Caring for the Singer's Voice

November 2011

Dr. Sadhana Nayak is a Mumbai, India based vocal arts medicine specialist/laryngologist specializing in ‘Enhancement, Care & Rehabilitation of The Professional & Performance Voice’. Dr. Nayak has the unique distinction of training in various disciplines related to the voice viz. laryngology, voice coaching, and performance psychology and has developed an eclectic and holistic approach to the voice. She is currently at NYU Tisch as Fulbright visiting faculty for the fall semester.  This workshop is free and open to the public.

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Healthy Living for Musicians: Pathways

September 2011

Living for Musicians will host a Pathways training session especially for music students. This session is required for all freshmen to attend, but all School of Music students are invited to attend this session as well.

Pathways is a program offered by the Ithaca College Office of Counseling and Psychological Services. This mental health crisis prevention and intervention program teaches students to identify a potential mental health crisis, initiate a conversation with someone at risk, ask directly about suicidal thoughts, and make referrals to appropriate resources.

The School of Music will be the first school at the college to have all of their incoming students complete the Pathways program. Because college-life and being a music major can bring unexpected stresses, the School of Music is looking forward to having students trained to help their friends and themselves. The School of Music would like to thank the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, especially Paul Mikowski, for their collaboration, partnership, and enthusiasm to bring this program to fruition. 

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Healthy Living for Musicians: Stress and Time Management

March 2011

Please join us on for a session focusing on stress and time management, especially designed for music majors based on feedback from current students. During this interactive session you will learn relaxation exercises, techniques to deal with stress, how to plan and manage your time, and better understand your personality and how these techniques can be best utilized.

In order to better understand your personality and how you may deal with stress and time management, please take the online Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator before attending the seminar. Please bring your four-letter type with you. 

http://www.sminds.com/cgi-bin/mbti.pl

All School of Music students are encouraged to participate in this session to begin and continue healthy ways of dealing with stress and time management, which are a foundation to a happy and successful career. For those of you who feel like you do very well with these topics, please come and share what works for you with other students.

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Healthy Living for Musicians: Pathways

February 2011

Pathways is a mental health crisis prevention and intervention program offered by Counseling and Psychological Services. The goal of Pathways is to reduce the incidence of crises by building knowledge, confidence and skills to help you identify a potential mental health crisis, initiate a conversation with someone at risk, ask directly about suicidal thoughts, and make referrals to appropriate resources.

All School of Music students are encouraged to participate in this training, but it is especially important for student leaders to attend-- including section leaders of all ensembles and executives of student organizations.

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