Author: Faith Halverson-Ramos

  • A Time to Reset and Restructure: Thoughts on the Pandemic

    Existential concerns and personal meaning-making have long been interests of mine. Such thoughts have especially been at the forefront of my mind lately as it’s been interesting to observe how modern societies around the world are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. I guess there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic and climate crisis to shake…

  • A Unique Professional Development Experience

    Continuing Education and a Vacation in One Continuing education and ongoing professional development are necessary for me to maintain my LPC and MT-BC credentials. Yet, because my work schedule is so fluid, I’m reluctant to take time off of work to attend trainings. This makes summer usually the best time for me to take any…

  • [Video] Being Gentle With Yourself

    Loving-Kindness When Trying Out New Things Something I’ve been more diligent about doing in marketing my music therapy business, SoundWell Music Therapy, is working with video. Playing with this particular medium has been interesting. Similar to writing, there is preparation involved as I need to have a point to what I’m sharing. But video is…

  • Sounding in the New Year!

    Sound Well in the New Year with a Community Music and Wellness Group. I think that many would agree that 2016 has been a challenging year. As we get closer to the end of the year, your thoughts may be trying to figure out ways that you can make 2017 a better one for you.…

  • Your Re-Sounding Self: Being Your Voice, Being Your Truth

    What comes to mind when you think of the word “voice?” Do you immediately think about the voice of someone you love? Someone you fear? Or do you associate the voice with singing, causing you to begin thinking about the sound of your favorite singer? You may instead think about your own voice. If so,…

  • Music to Bring Light to the Dark: An Interview with Jess Rosario

    Jess Rosario is a singer-songwriter in Longmont, Colorado. She can be found performing around town as both a solo artist, and with various groups. A true lady of “rock and roll,” she and I recently sat down to talk about the role music has played in her life, and her relationship to music. You can…

  • “The Prairie Scholars’” Way: An Interview with Jessica Eppler

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend, Jessica Eppler of The Prairie Scholars. During our conversation we talked about the role music plays in her life, and her experiences as a full-time musician in Longmont, Colorado. The following pages capture our time together that afternoon: Faith: So my…

  • Embodying Voice & Self Reflection: An Interview with Francine Brocious

    Francine Brocious is an author based in Pennsylvania. Her writing style is built upon self-reflection, and she recently wrote the book, “All About Me: A Journey of Self-Reflection,” which encourages others to dive deeply within themselves. She and I have known each other since 1999, when we both were music majors at Viterbo University in…

  • Guided by Music: An Interview with Stephanie Bolton

    Stephanie Bolton, MA, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She is based in Huntsville, Alabama. Her private practice is called Healing Sounds Music Therapy, and she specializes in the areas of depression, divorce, and anxiety. She is also an author of guided visualization books, including “Diving…

  • A Life in Music: An Interview with Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC

    To kick off the March “Women in Music” series, I’m happy to share my recent interview with Rachelle Norman. Rachelle is a board-certified music therapist in the Kansas City area. She is a music therapist through and through, having both a bachelor’s and Master of Arts in music therapy. She focuses her work on eldercare,…