"We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don't we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own." – Guy Winch.
At Birdsong, we know we don't have to. And we concur with Winch's compelling case to prioritize the practice of emotional hygiene — taking care of emotions, the mind and the soul with the same diligence we do of the body — as yet another stepping stone to releasing all that we have to give through our music. Music is our vision, our life and our salvation.
Winch is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families. As an advocate for psychological health, he has spent the last two decades adapting the findings of scientific studies into tools his patients, readers and audience members can use to enhance and maintain their mental health. See his whole talk by clicking here:
Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid | TED Talk