Articles about Mental Health

Music Will Do You Good
The American Organist (2016) Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 12


Is Playing in the Pit Really the Pits?: Pain, Strength, Music Performance Anxiety, and Workplace Satisfaction in Professional Musicians in Stage, Pit, and Combined Stage/Pit Orchestras
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2016) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 1-7

Typically, Australian orchestral musicians perform on stage, in an orchestra pit, or in a combination of both workplaces. This study explored a range of physical and mental health indicators in musicians who played in these different orchestra types to ascertain ...

Pointing Sense
The Sondheim Review (2015) Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 30-32


NME (2015) , pp. 38-39


Excavating evidence from experience
Journal of Applied Arts & Health (2014) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 219-226

This article addresses the challenge of excavating the evidence from our lived experience with arts and health, describing the impact of direct personal experience with art making on health, and of an inter-subjective aesthetic experience. This material, derived from a ...

Process as value in collaborative arts-based inquiry
Journal of Applied Arts & Health (2014) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 209-217

This article discusses the evidence generated by a multimodal inquiry in a post-graduate counselling programme, where two students and a staff member co-researcher explored the arts processes they found most effective in a shared search for meaning. Here the roles ...

Finding Freedom through Song
The Voice of Chorus America (2014) Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 14-17, 20-22


Arts and health as an ecopsychological practice: Developing a conversation
Journal of Applied Arts & Health (2014) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 273-280

What place does therapy have in a world that is facing an ecological emergency? Once we come to see ourselves as cells of the whole system that we call the environment, it becomes impossible to ignore the well-being of the ...