Self Care: Avoiding Injury and Creative Burnout
Facilitated by Hayley Cann
Date: Saturday May 4th
Isabel Turner Branch Library
935 Gardiners Road. Kingston, Ontario K7M 9A9
Self-care is more than a bubble bath or quality time with friends. Being a musician or actor involves more than one performance. The courage to create brings many challenges including self-doubt, judgement, procrastination, joy, overwhelm, anxiety, injury, and adrenaline. Learn how proper self-care can impact your creativity and overall performance outcome. It is only when you are well physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually that you can express your gifts in their truest form.
Hayley Francis Cann, BMT, MTA, NMT provides music therapy services to Katarokwi/ Kingston, ON and Area. She studied at Acadia University to obtain a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT). In this programme she received advanced training in piano, guitar, and voice, as well as saxophone as her principle instrument. Further musical accomplishments include Grade 6 ABRSM Theory, Grade 8 ABRSM Alto Saxophone, winning and performing in the Acadia Tom Regan Concert twice (2014, 2015) with the Acadia Saxophone Quartet, and performing in various concert bands, jazz bands, and wind ensembles. In addition, she grew up in the Salvation Army church and thus the traditional brass band and SATB choral singing were the first types of music she was introduced to. In May 2018, Hayley obtained Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) status through The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. She has clinical experience with seniors including dementia and Alzheimer’s, individuals with developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and amusia to name a few.