Music, the Musician, and Mental Health

Episode 22 – Anastasia Canfield

Anastasia Canfield – Board-certified music therapist, Licensed counselor, Professional music teacher, and Performer

“There is something about music that provides a safe space. There was something about music that creates this safe vulnerability.” – Anastasia

“Just do it. It’s never going to be an easy time. It’s never going to be a comfortable time so just start.” – Anastasia

Anastasia Canfield is a Neurodivergent clinician and academic specializing in music therapy with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and neurodiversity. She offers music therapists and mental health professionals training in cultural competence and combating compassion fatigue by recognizing and mitigating “impostor syndrome” in the healthcare field. Her leadership as a music therapy practicum and internship supervisor has been defined as empowering and innovative while, at the same time, optimally challenging and supportive. Today, she shares how music can help with mental health issues, and her work as a musician.

Continue reading “Music, the Musician, and Mental Health”

Connecting People to the Arts and Culture

Episode 17 – Andy Vick

In this episode of the Wake Up Colorado Podcast, our guest is Andy Vick. He is the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, a non-profit, local arts agency whose mission is to connect residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region. Andy has extensive project management capabilities, strong financial skills, a history of accomplishments in marketing, development, and human resources, and is an excellent public speaker and written communicator.

Continue reading “Connecting People to the Arts and Culture”