Ian Thornley from Big Wreck- Interview with Esther Thane for World Music Therapy Day
March 1, 2018 was celebrated around the world as: World Music Therapy Day, thanks to the initiative led by Music Heals Canada. Yesterday I had the privilege of interviewing Ian Thornley, singer and lead guitarist of the long standing Canadian band: Big Wreck. We chatted about music's connection and significance in one's life. Big Wreck are performing March 1 & 2 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver- the latest stop on their 20th Anniversary North American tour. Thank you for the chat Ian!
ET Music Therapy Team performing Cover of Jon Belliion "Guillotine"
Thank you dearly to Sergio Cochia & Wendy Lisogar-Cochia for your generosity and all that you do ❤️
Evret Tucker & Esther Thane attended Music Heals concert event at The Commodore in Vancouver.
Fabulous performers including Sam Roberts! Over $500,000 was raised! Thanks Chris Brandt & Music Heals!
Amazing music, musicians, music therapists and community advocates coming together to raise awareness and money for music therapy services in Canada. Fabulous performers including Sam Roberts! Over $500,000 was raised! Thanks Chris Brandt & Music Heals!
It was an exciting day for two of our talented clients, performing a music set at the Autism Speaks walk. Skilled guitar playing and passionate singing from both inspired the audience. They were joined by Esther Thane, Executive Director who provided back up vocals/drums. So proud of their accomplishment!
ET Music Therapy staff were honored to experience an art therapy based afternoon with Cyntha Gonzalez. We were introduced to the Creative Response Therapy™ (CRT) which included her Spontaneous Painting method. One of the art works centered on Self Portrait, and both experiences were followed by a writing exercise. Thank you so much to Cyntha, who travelled from Dubai- where she has been living and offering her therapeutic services for the past 19 years.
Cyntha Gonzalez, creator of the Creative Response Therapy™
Cyntha Gonzalez began the creation of Creative Response Therapy™ in Paris, France in 1989, applying her background of Transpersonal Psychology and counseling, as well as non-ordinary states work, supporting the client to access deeper states of consciousness with the intention of healing and integration. She expanded the modalities beyond the initial Spontaneous Painting, to include Spontaneous Clay, Collage, Face Mask, Coloring Mandalas and Sand Mandalas. She also taught it in conjunction with Holotropic Breathwork, Constellation, Radical Forgiveness and Relationship workshops and her long-running yearlong Transpersonal Counseling Course. She initially taught private classes as well as trained medical practitioners throughout France, including psychologists, occupational therapists, geriatric and psychiatric nurses and special needs practitioners. She moved on to the UK and then the UAE, from where she is currently based and teaches this method throughout the Middle East, India, the Americas and Europe, both in person and online through Mundo Pato's Unitus TI Cloud platform. For more info on Cyntha: http://www.cynthagonzalez.com
For more information: http://www.cynthagonzalez.com
Last Friday night, the Deep Cove community in North Vancouver was entertained by the passionate performance of the trio: Marshall Forsythe, Lonny Eagelton, and Nate Chan, music therapist at ET Music Therapy.
Thank you to ET Music Therapist Emily Naccarato and Tony Elvira for supporting Music Heals and representing ET Music Therapy! Way to go!
A great day Downtown Vancouver with performances from our amazing client Marshall Forsythe & Nate Chan, music therapist at ET Music Therapy (on drums & back up vocals). Thank you James Baker from Bikers For Autism for the opportunity and the most generous gift to Marshall- a beautiful guitar donated by Bikers For Autism, D'Angelico Guitars and International Motorcycles.
ET Music Therapy enjoyed the wonderful celebration at PAFN this past Sunday. The music therapy room was open for familes to explore, and we had a table display offering information on our programs. In the front lobby, a talented member of our program performed along with Nate Chan, one of our music therapists. It was fantastic to connect with families, other providers at the centre, and the whole community! Thank you to PAFN and Blue Cross for hosting this event!
This is a session excerpt of our Evret Tucker and a special young lady with ASD. Her singing voice is inspiring!
ET Music Therapy would like to extend our gratitude to the Langley Community Music School for their generous donation of keyboards and accessories. These will greatly beneift our music therapy program at Pacific Autism Family Centre and sessions in the community!!!! Thank you very much for your support!
It has been an exciting and adventurous year at ET Music Therapy. We have enjoyed working with so many inspiring individuals and creating music and deep relationships! We wish you and your family a laughter & music filled holiday and all the best in 2017!