Therapists for musicians

Mental Health in the Music Industry

Wellness & Mental Health in the Music Industry

Musician Therapist and Coach

There is a need for mental health services in the music industry. It is a lovely industry but it is riddled with stressful schedules and growing amounts of pressure. Dr. Carolina Raeburn offers Psychological services, performance coaching, and life coaching for musicians. She works closely with them to develop a unique and bespoke approach to help them reach their objectives. She values creativity and holds confidentiality, trust, and empathy in the highest regard.

Why Would Musicians Seek the Help of a Psychologist?

More and more artists are speaking up about their emotional wellness. Artists may seek psychological help or coach for a number of reasons. Some musicians may want to maximize their potential, others may be experiencing personal struggles, or others may be facing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.

The life of a musician may appear glamorous or cool but it comes with a unique set of challenges. Some challenges include:

  • Self-doubt
  • Rejection
  • Failure
  • Exploitation
  • Poor management advice
  • Dealing with negative critiques
  • Performance anxiety
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Difficulties with colleagues
  • Long work hours and poor sleep
  • Poor boundary setting
  • Work-life balance
  • Relationship problems
  • Pressures of performing
  • Exhausting schedule
  • Creative pressures
  • Emotional turbulence
  • Cultural, social, and work pressure

How can Mental Health in the Music Industry Help?

Dr. Carolina Raeburn helps musicians acquire skills to handle the overwhelm and stress they experience throughout their careers. She enables musicians to explore through their creativity, has a deeper understanding of themselves, and increase their coping skillset. She also offers psychotherapy to musicians who are dealing with mental health concerns. Dr. Raeburn enables musicians to navigate through the difficulties they have encountered. She provides empathy, unconditional positive regard, and a safe space free from judgment where you can speak candidly. She offers musicians life coaching, performance coaching, psychotherapy, and hypnosis.

Mental Health in the Music Industry – Privacy, Confidentiality, and Discretion

Being in the spotlight may affect your privacy. Dr. Carolina Raeburn understands the limits you may have experienced with privacy and holds your anonymity and confidentiality in the highest regard. Your emotional wellness, physical and mental health are essential to her. She strives to give her clients a safe space and extends trust, honesty, and the greatest level of confidentiality.

Musicians and Coaching

Coaching allows Dr. Carolina Raeburn to provide her clients with skills and guidance to deal with life concerns. Coaching is excellent for the musician that is not experiencing psychological problems based on psychological disorders. She helps with phase-of-life issues, such as getting married, the birth of a new child, or retirement, or performance enhancement through coaching.

Music Performance Coaching

Sometimes musicians do not require psychotherapy, but they’d like to overcome their challenges and reach their performance potential. Through performance coaching, musicians will deeply understand their strengths and weaknesses, wants, obstacles, and desires. Performance coaching serves as a proactive strategy that enables you to reach your optimal level. Dr. Raeburn offers performance coaching to musicians who want to make their best better. She works closely with her clients to help them achieve their goals. (Offered nationwide and to international clients.)

Life Coaching for Musicians

If you are a musician and experiencing life struggles, Dr. Carolina Raeburn can help. If you are enduring life struggles, but if it’s not affecting your personal or professional life, nor does it fall in line with a psychological disorder, then life coaching may be a better fit for you than psychotherapy. Life coaching does not focus on deep-rooted psychological concerns. It’s geared towards people who’re experiencing non-complicated life transitions, need some guidance, or would like a professional sounding board. Dr. Raeburn will help you reach your objectives, whether it’s finding new motivations, getting a professional opinion and consultation, or whether you need a professional sounding board. (Offered nationwide and to international clients.)

Musicians and Hypnosis

When requested by a client, Dr. Raeburn provides hypnotherapy or hypnosis in her therapeutic or coaching sessions. Hypnosis can equip you with skills that may help you manage your emotions and behaviors. It can help you reach your goals, support concentration, focus, help reduce feelings of overwhelm and stress, and improve self-confidence.

Mental Health in the Music Industry

Musicians and Psychotherapy

They encounter intense and long hours in the studio or on the road, which makes it challenging to maintain healthy personal routines. Furthermore, when a musician experiences sudden fame, it can be overwhelming, and anxiety-provoking and maintaining relevancy or staying-power can be equally as challenging. Even trying to break into the music industry can be mentally tough. The music industry’s unique challenges can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and overwhelming psychological stress.

Mental health in the music industry is a topic that needs attention. The lives of musicians can be thrilling and rewarding, but it can also be intense, challenging, and, at times, overwhelming. In 2019 Union Records survey about 1500 musicians. They reported that 73% of the music makers endure mental health concerns, with depression and anxiety being the most common disorders. Furthermore, a survey by the Inaugural Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), Princeton University, and MusiCares interviewed 1,277 musicians. They stated that many musicians experience mental health concerns.

While several studies have found that music is beneficial for mental health, there are a large number of musicians who struggle with their emotional wellness. These past few years, we’ve heard multiple sad news of musicians taking their own lives. Mental health in the music industry has received a horrible wake-up call. Many in the music industry are now taking action to address the mental health concern crisis. You’ll see many artists opening up about their mental health struggles, and several benefits and festivals pop up to raise mental health awareness

Mental Health in the Music Industry

Musicians with Depression

Key findings from the MIRA 2018 survey (surveyed 1,277 musicians) reported that approximately half of their participants were experiencing symptoms of depression, such as feeling depressed or hopeless. When they compared musicians to the general population, they found that musicians were more likely to experience difficulties with sleep, problems concentrating, decreased energy, and low feelings about themselves.

Symptoms of depression that you can look out for are: feelings of worthlessness, sadness, loss of interest, problems going to sleep or waking up through the night, difficulties concentring, enduring feelings of guilt, decreased energy, feeling as if your whole body is heavy or slow, or thoughts for death or suicide. Depression is a real illness, but it is a treatable illness. Dr. Carolina Raeburn with musicians with depression helps them navigate those choppy waters and provides them with coping strategies that they can use throughout their lives.

Mental Health in the Music Industry

Musicians and Anxiety

In 2016 Help Musicians UK surveyed 2,200 musicians and found that 71% of those surveyed had endured anxiety or panic attacks. Due to the alarming rates in that study, MIRA 2018 asked whether their participants have experienced performance anxiety. 2/3 replied, saying that they had experienced or are experiencing anxiety. Several things may trigger anxiety. It may result from environmental, genetic, and psychological factors. However, anxiety is treatable. Dr. Carolina Raeburn can work with you to help you overcome feelings of anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.

Mental Health in the Music Industry

Musicians and Addiction

We have heard of many famous musicians who have grappled with alcoholism or drug addiction. According to the MIRA report, musicians are more likely to drink more frequently than the general population and have a substantially higher substance abuse incidence. Several factors contribute to an addiction problem: self-medication, poor coping strategies, genetic, environmental, and medical factors. Dr. Raeburn Can help provide you with beneficial coping strategies, understand your motives and desires, and help you through emotional turbulence.

Reach Out Today

Dr. Carolina Raeburn recognizes your struggles. She will help you achieve your objectives and help you manage the difficulties you may face.

Book your free 15-minute consultation today.

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