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Intern’s Nook – Week 1

Howdy, readers. My identify is Lillian Schierbrock, and I’m the brand new intern at Music Remedy Connections!

A Little Bit About Me

I used to be born and raised within the small city of West Level, IA. I’ve 4 older siblings and 7 nieces and nephews. Moreover, I’ve a Tuxedo cat named Great. After I’m not making music, I take pleasure in crocheting, stitching, watching Hallmark Motion pictures and driving round listening to Taylor Swift songs. 

I just lately completed the course work for my bachelors diploma in Music Remedy at Western Illinois College in Macomb, IL. Throughout my time at WIU I participated within the Classical Guitar Ensemble, College Singers and the WIU Opera Theatre. I used to be additionally a member of the WIU Music Remedy Affiliation, previously serving as President, and I’m at present serving because the Parliamentarian for the Nice Lakes Area of the American Music Remedy Affiliation for College students.

My major instrument was voice and I additionally play the guitar, ukulele, piano and clarinet. Together with that, I like to gather and to be taught a range devices. I used to be additionally a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, knowledgeable music fraternity. 

Throughout my first week of internship, one in every of my assignments was to learn the AMTA Code of Ethics. The AMTA Code of Ethics is a crucial useful resource that serves as a suggestion for music therapists on moral resolution making {and professional} conduct. I‘m glad I took the time to learn via the Code of Ethics, because it gave me a variety of meals for thought. Whereas studying it, some elements of it caught out to me as topics I wish to maintain onto and work on throughout my internship.

Have Compassion for Not Solely Your Purchasers, However Your self As Effectively

As music remedy is a caring skilled, music therapists are usually caring and compassionate individuals, particularly towards our purchasers. Nevertheless, we don’t all the time prolong to ourselves that very same compassion. Precept #2: Act with Compassion states: “It will be significant for music therapists to prolong compassion to themselves when confronted with their very own human limitations.”

Moreover, Precept #2, Half 2.7 additional backs this up “observe self-kindness and mindfulness and prolong compassion to self if confronted with emotions of inadequacy or failure.” Training self kindness and compassion is one thing that I’ve struggled with myself. Many occasions I discover that I lack compassion towards myself after I make small errors or don’t do one thing completely. Through the subsequent six months, I will probably be engaged on giving the identical compassion that I give to my purchasers to myself, as nicely.

Striving for Excellence Does Not Imply Perfection

The primary paragraph of Precept #5: Attempt for Excellence states “Striving for excellence doesn’t indicate perfection, however the ongoing dedication to increase our data and abilities in all areas.” This sentence actually struck me; as musicians it may be simple to develop into perfectionists, I do know it has made me a bit of 1. Nevertheless, this pursuit of perfection can result in a variety of nervousness and a scarcity of self compassion.

I’ve discovered myself falling into this lure many occasions of focusing all my power into taking part in a chunk completely and after I make even the smallest errors, I’ll internally antagonize myself about it. I like this concept of specializing in progress over perfection, and will probably be engaged on making that my thoughts set as an alternative. Within the well-known phrases of Hannah Montana: “No person’s excellent, I gotta work it, repeatedly until I get it proper.”

All of that is simpler stated than executed. In my first week I’ve already discovered myself falling into these traps, however I’m going to maintain working at it. My aim for myself this subsequent 6 months is to concentrate on self compassion and progress over self criticism and perfectionism.

I’m so excited to carry you alongside on this journey! Have an amazing week!



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