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This is so cool! I write all my ukulele songs. I love to play, and it's totally therapy. Good video Kati!
I'll watch this and then I'll go back to Emma's livestream😂🙈❤️ 2 of my favourite people🙌🏼
theraputic music helps me so much, thanks, I love you Kati :p
Recently I have learned that my brother has cancer and it's really bad. I am struggling to cope with this mostly because I have never been very close with him or my older sister (they are my half siblings and lived with their mom in a different city). When I was younger they always seemed more like cousins I saw on holidays. I don't know what cancer it is or even how to spell it, only that most men who have it are in their 70s. He's 34. I feel obligated to reach out more or even hurt more than I really do. The problem is I don't know how to connect with him. I'm 22. He's 34 with 3 kids. I don't want every conversation we have to be about cancer. I also am noticing my depression and anxiety getting worse but I don't want to take my family's attention away from my brother. I don't know what to do.
This is awesome Kati! ❤
Music always helps when you are in a bad place, making music requires a bit off talent because if i play something on a guitar the only one who "sings" with me is my dog sigh.
Emma's music always cheers me up
. I've been listening to her for quite some time and I am a huge fan she is very talented and I recommend anyone who enjoys someone who's interactive and has a lot of talent to definitely check out her Channel
I'm not a song writer or anything but I have a playlist on my Spotify called 'bath songs' and it's full of songs that my mum used to play while she would bath us as kids. It just makes me so happy and nostalgic, so I play it when I need to de-stress!
It's Emma! I like this collaboration. Anyhow, Comparison is quite a struggle for me. Music helps me a lot. When I have overwhelming thoughts I crank up the music really load to drowned them out. It works for me.. >.< You do you!
Hey Kati, I wanted to ask a question.. i'm seeing a trauma therapist at the moment for ptsd, and she told me to avoid talking about emotions with my friends. I don't talk about everything in detail with my friends, but they are a good support for me and I'm not sure I'd make it through the week if I kept all my emotions/thoughts to myself all the time.. is my therapist right to suggest that, and why would she? I just don't really understand.. I guess she's concerned about me being triggered by talking about stuff, but isn't it silly to avoid such everyday triggers like that?! I hope that makes sense.. thanks for everything you do, I love your videos! love Kazia (it's pronounced Kasha) xxx
Hello…?my question is if you or anyone elses knows of a on-line therapy thank is for lower income or Medicare subsidised…??Thanks…for your videos. great work keep it up!!
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#KatiFAQ Hey Kati! I have had two friends from ED treatment pass away within this past year. One from her eating disorder and the other from suicide ): I was hoping you could give advice on how to deal with this? I am terrified for my other treatment friends who I know are still struggling and not doing well. I am officially in remission from anorexia and doing extremely well in that sense but it is really triggering my anxiety, depression, and SI. It is almost as though I'm waiting to hear who's next. Sorry if this was too dark but I really would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for everything you do!
Great video Kati! I've been talking with my therapist about triggers for why I go through periods of sadness and then elation. I can't pinpoint any specific ones and I don't know if there are any. Does there have to be triggers? Is it possible to go through weeks or months of sadness without being able to point out why? There are things that make me feel worse but most of the time I feel like I have no control over what filter I am seeing the world through that day, week of month. Is this possible? Sorry if this is confusing. I'm confused too. Lol thank you for all of your help.
Could you do a video about drama therapy please kati
Hey awesome video
such a cool collab! was really interesting to learn more about Emma! you make a great team 🙂
Well, massive ramble – I copy a lot of my comments on youtube into a word document… so I could just not even post it? I'm trying to get into creative/guided journaling – I used to do this a lot as a kid (in fact I probably do more that way than I did at school) drawing, writing, sketching stuff from books (dinosaurs, space – stuff we never covered at school really)… it was through doing that I taught myself to draw up to a standard that I was offered a place at the royal college of art (which I turned down). But then things happen – exams, careers, social life,… and for me I badly injured myself… but without realizing it I went back to my childhood ways – without a computer I started drawing things to do with maths and physics and philosophy on plain pieces of paper (spending 4 weeks on a page sometimes, doing details and colouring in etc)… later I got into martial arts and produced my own manuals (I did a b-boying one as well)… I moved house and decorated my room with bright colours (bubbles and squares and patterns – something inspiring)… Throughout my life I've always struggled with my identity (including my gender identity) – this last year I've been doing stuff on youtube with music, and also setting up a blog somewhere else… But my stuff on youtube (and deviant art) is very stream of consciousness stuff (totally weird) whereas my blog has been mainly addressing my identity, which I have approached in a very pragmatic way (being really hard on myself really – like treating myself as a product to be designed for a company making dull appliances or something)… But I have gotten tired of my abstract youtube and deviant art stuff and reached an impasse with my brutal blog… Actually, with my blog I have hit oxytocin (my blog is mainly biology – it's deep stuff) and it's relation to identity (with oxytocin receptors etc) and it's just kind of hit me that oxytocin just doesn't work on it's own, as it requires someone interacting with other people. I can't just explore oxytocin (when I am trying to find out who I am) as if it is just some biological mechanism used to regulate bile or something in the body. So talking about your identity (we have to relate to others) and not comparing yourself to others is important ("doing you"). I had resisted "la da da" feelings, but now I am trying to get into it – with this creative/guided journaling thing… Being the control freak, I am researching what everyong else is doing and what kinds and approaches of journals there are until my own ideas of what I want to do emerge (if that ever happens?). I'm quite stubburn though – I am always wary of hyperbole concerning identity… In fact I wonder (probably cynically) whether a strong sense of identity is just an evolutionary hangover that leads to tribal warfare if we don''t keep it in check (though no doubt humans in the past worked well together – it's intersting that for a time their was gender equality apparently, before we invented clothing and separated male and female roles more with hunting and food preparation repsectively… but even then there was more equality than what would come later). Well, massive ramble – I copy a lot of my comments on youtube into a word document… so I could just not even post it? (I totally need to do a number two… in fact it was your video on child abuse, and realising I was just like that until I was 20 [holding it in] with normal parents that made me think about this stuff, y'know, giving a shit)
I struggle with comparing myself to other people as well. That was really good advice at the ending! Is there anyway I can stop doing that all together or does it just take time?
kati, I really love your videos. Keep doing what you do!
Journaling is the best. Sing it out in public is definitely for the brave 😀
Hi. so i have a question. My therapist went on a sick leave in november. and haven't gotten back yet. i struggle with trusting therapist and men in general so i haven't seen anyone since because of my ptsd. and i am starting to struggle real bad atm.. i dont know what to do? i am to afraid to start with someone new and i will be moving in about 10 weeks so i just dont know anymore. this happens every time i find one that i can trust the get on a sick leave and i am left by myself… i just dont wanna get attached and have them leave..
Absolutely loved this video! ❤️ Emma's livestreams are awesome, not only because of her amazing singing, but the community in the comments is just so sweet and supportive – an instant mood-changer. You both rock! 💪💕
One of the best therapist I have had was a music therapist. Back then it was new in the state I'm from & more recognized for helping people with autism but she really helped me. I think it required a minor in music & major psychology.
Hey Kati, can I first start off by saying thank you so much or making such amazing videos, they're really helpful. I just wondered if you had any advice for persuading yourself to seek out for help. My mental health hasn't been great for the past few years but recently it has been getting worse. I know I need to seek out for help but I get really nervous about the whole situation. I don't really want to my parents as I don't talk to them much about that sort of stuff and I don't feel like they'd understand. I'm living in the UK so thankfully money isn't an issue, however I'd need them to take me there so I would end up telling them. I know this might seem like something so small to worry about but it's all holding me back from seeking out help as all I can see is the boundaries blocking me, making me even more reluctant to do anything about it even though I know I need to. Do you have any advice to persuade myself to reach out for help? Thank you so much in advance. I love your videos as well, thanks Kati xx
hey kati, can you rely on a healthy resource too much, e.g. journaling of using different 'healthy' coping mechanisms. Can this do more bad than good, how can you judge your own health? how do you know if you doing things in a healthy or unhealthy way?
My brother is highly autistic, and has been going to music therapy since he was six (27 now). It's given him so much confidence and still is his most effective outlet. He even has a recital this Wednesday! Therapeutic music has honestly improved his quality of life and helped him open up more than anything else.
Thanks for sharing how difficult self care can be. Music has been a beautiful tool for coping. 🎶
How do you find the motivation to finish the last 3 weeks of Senior year when you're so depressed, that you struggle to get out of bed? (Let alone do your homework)
hey Kati I have a question that's been bugging me for a few days. Over the last few weeks I've noticed how I've started to change and I honestly don't know who i am anymore. i feel like a totally difderent person. I've started cutting (before I just scratched myself but never cut), watching my calories and skipping lunch and sometimes breakfast (I've even tried making myself sick a few times), lose concentration easily and just feel so zoned out/alone all the time even when I'm with my best friends. I also had a close encounter with a car the other day and although I'm fine I wasn't in that much of a hurry to move out of the way, it was almost as if I didn't care if it hit me. Is this just a phase that will go with time or do I have a problem?
"You Do You" 🙂 I Love That xox
I have always loved music. it is away for me to express myself and find the words sometimes I cant explain how I feel.
Question: I have been diagnosised with treatment resistant depression. I told my therapist that I didnt feel like anything was helping. she referred me for testing. I am waiting on results. since having the testing I have found out about bpd. im kind of hoping but scared this may be my case. im hoping it is what I have because it makes sense to me and I dont feel like others understand me. on the other hand im scared because it seems like it is hard to treat and wont go away. I feel so stuck and hopeless…
Kati is looking pretty buff right now… her smile is infectious and I would love to be holding her hand as I walked down a dark alley… xxxxxxx
I find it interesting how it says your a "friend" on your youtube banner thingy. I recently had a talk with my therapist on the subject and how my contact with them is one sided. It's never been a friendship and they really do admit that they're not your friend. I can totally understand this. It does sound kinda bad when you think about it from your angle: people want a good friend, even if it's just for pretend. I kinda like that you have that written on your banner. It makes you seem FRIENDly. idk, sad and lonely people want friends rightI don't know what I'm even talking about. fuck. brb killing self
I love this little window into music. Would have loved to see more from a Music Therapist on the evidence and practice though.
Us adjunctive therapists don't get enough love 😜
yay emma. woop woop
nujabes helps alot
I write music my own originals and tbh it's helped me through a lot
Gorden Bennett, keep forgetting to check your channel out, Emma keeps mentioning you, I'll start watching some videos 🙂
Hi, by the way, my names tris, and I have been suffering with chronic mental health and seizures for 21 years. I get by the best as can be, but it's dibilitating and hard. I pretty much love EVERYONE, and like making new friends online as I can't offline, and find it easier helping others.. can never take my own advice.
Thought I'd write a message and say hi/let you know I'll be watching 🙂
All the best <3 <3
LOVE this video!!! 💙💜💚💛❤️
Would you ever collaborate with the gabbie show?
Sweet Georgia Brown, Emma is gorgeous! I have never been to Younow before but I am glad I did. That woman can sing and I love the message behind the songs. Cheers!
After I was admitted to hospital after a butchered (luckily) attempt on my life, the first thing I asked for a was a piece of paper and a pencil and I wrote songs. Here's a few lyrics: laying in this hospital bed/letting the guilt and shame fester in my heart/Something's not quite right in my head/it's a long story and I don't know where to start.
Awesome video Ladies!!
I have terrible anxiety and depression. I've done several shows and write my own songs. My songs are DARK. But people love it.
Has anyone here, maybe you Kati have heard of the YouTube channel An ear for men or something like that? I saw it on my recommend list and its intense. I have worked really hard to get in a better place with my borderline and depression and all that. This man believes that we are all the same. I get its a channel for men who I guess have been in a relationship with some one with this personality disorder, whether family friendship or So and it's a support group. The thing is that the things I saw in comments and the things he said made me question everything and I feel worse. I wrote a comment to someone who said that all borderline ppl should be executed. I asked why, was interested to know and I let this person know I'm borderline, I have been improving on curving my self harm and even though I have no friends at least not where I live and I have even doing progress in mending my relationship with my mom, even though we both hurt each other through out our lives together. I have a rocky relationship with my partner, but I'm not doing as bad as I was and well this is his opinion, I have never being told to kill myself off so that my family or friends will suffer less. Just for asking someone why they feel the way they feel, I don't believe we are all the same and there is a lot of generalization. Idk, I feel kinda confused. I was never rude or disrespectful, I am a stranger to this person, and I guess I don't know how to go about it, reading someone telling me to do everyone a favor and just kill myself. Can anyone please let me know their thoughts on this pls, thanks😔
I am a Music Therapy student in college. You should have a music therapist on your channel! Throughout my time in school, I have seen so many amazing changes in the clients daily lives. Music makes the world go around. It is a powerful resource for anyone, especially ones who are struggling. I love your videos kati! They are amazing and have helped me in more ways than you can imagine. xoxo
Took me forever to watch this… Sooo worth the wait ❤️💚💙
Hey Kati, I was trying to login to your website tonight for the first time in along time, and for some reason every time I clicked your website or put in the exact web address, my computer said Save, Save as, and cancel. And this has never happened to me with the website before, so I was nervous to save it. Please let me know if there is something else I should do, or if it's fine. I used to go on all the time and never got this message! Thank you so much! 🙂
can you do video kati on schitozaffective disorder treatment and therapy love your video with Emma I always listen to music when my mental health not great great videos kati
I love Emma, she just puts you in a good mood.
Can you make a video/give tips on how to fall asleep with depression/anxiety/any other mental illness that disturbs your sleep? And not just the "put away your phone and try harder", something that can get your mind as tired as your body. I always feel like my body is exhausted but my brain and thoughts never get tired.
Can you talk about a partial hospitalization program. I don't know if you already did one of these videos
Hello Kati do you think you would be able to address drug addiction as it pertains to people dealing with chronic pain? The opioid epidemic is a really big thing today and being addicted to opiates isn't as cut and dry for people who still live with chronic pain. I know you've done videos on each subject individually, however given the claims of the CDC and the DEA it would be nice for a non biased professional to weigh in on the subject.
I thank you for the time and thought you put into making your videos and hope in the future you might take this topic into consideration.
Was great fun doing this video! 🙂 Music will always continue to be a force in my life that brings me happiness and fulfilment. I hope it has the same effect for others too. Thanks for having me Kati! xx
I'm a songwriter too, and I think most songwriters I know get addicted to it because it is so therapeutic. Great video!
#FAQ Journal topic suggestion. I found this song "I have this hope" by Tenth Avenue North https://youtu.be/cjetZn5lrBc What is your "I have this hope" for your life?
Hey Katie, I am 14 and I do self harm. I also have tried to purge many a few times. I know this sort of behavior is bad but I still believe this behavior is good for me even though it is not. I have tried to stop this but this thinking that it's not wrong for me prevents me fromhealing. What should I do?Ps- I love you and your videos 💞 #katiFAQ
if i were to write a song right now it's just one big anry song that isn't good what so ever, just to get all the builtup anger out from the past way to many years. and maybe then i could write something that's actually good…
I do the same, helps my depression
thx for this awesomely ha bisky vid i enjoyed learning about how she writes her music
i finished figuring out how i am going to spend my time at vidcon at least mostly
the world hates me so it set my signing up vs TYTs panel so i will have to be late for that and hope i still get my job i am trying to set something up with cenk to make it so i get the job despite that
maybe john will help me out i told him that my signing is vs TYT and maybe he can move something around i told him friday morning would be good but i think he might ballroom TYT that day because thats usually what he does and i cant go to the ballroom because i am community and creator not industry because lets face it even TYT dislikes those industry peoples
i have a full schedule with panels this year mainly because john gave the community tickets way more to do then ever before not putting into account that some are both and will have so much conflicting stuff that it is overwhelming (hence why i started this now)
i will be seeing one of your panels and i won some of the bestest creators even though you werent one of them
i won dodie wheezywaiter megan batoon and mike aranda i am so happy with that list i just hate the thought of ditching wheezy for TYT
i feel like i could not live with out music. i was in a psychiatric hospital and the dr. was very abusive. i had no music. i was in there for 3 weeks. i cant count how many hospitals i have been in and they were never abusive like at that one hospital. it killed me not to have music especially being abusive place. music may be so small to some but to me i would not be here now if music never existed. its deff true. i can deff relate to that musician. it makes me feel like i have a connection with a being a person wich i don't feel a lot.
I wonder if Emma has ever been asked to play Raining Blood by Slayer.
Hey there! I'm a music therapy student finishing up my clinical training. I think it's always important to distinguish the differences between the therapeutic benefits of music and the field of music therapy- these are often confused even between healthcare professions today. In this domain, there is music "as" therapy and music "in" therapy- where the music is either primary or secondary for the client as a vehicle to promote change, well-being, or health. Today it's vital to define what music therapy looks like since it can take on many different forms (such as which population they work with, which intervention used, or which age range served for example). Here is a great Ted-talk from an MT-BC who defines the field quite well!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47-90fPyQa8&ab_channel=TEDxTalks
Additionally, if you're in America, here is the website to the official website of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA): https://www.musictherapy.org/
OMG, I just found the video of my life XD I'm doing research about it because I wanna be a music therapist I'm the future but I don't know what curse to apply for :/ it helped me a little but it's a long way to decide
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