It’s been awhile since I have had time to dedicate to my blog. Luckily it is for a good reason!
Since April of 2018, I have begun working towards my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) certification here in the state of Colorado. It has been such an amazing process already and I look forward to the next 18 months filled with reading, observing, classes, and learning.
This has made me dive into the world of verbal processing, something that I have had some education about and even less experience with.
One of the biggest things I have found myself struggling with is just listening.
As music therapists, we spend so much time DOING. So much time that I feel rusty with actively listening, and I find myself getting anxious about not DOING.
Along the LPC journey, I read somewhere (I wish I could remember!!) that someone noted the following:
“In itself, listening is therapeutic.”
Enter mind explosion.
After reading something so simple, I have found it SO HARD to implement on account of my own worries revolving around DOING.
So one of my clinical goals for my own self growth this year is to stay still, just listen, and let go of DOING.
What is your experience with not DOING?