Lifestyle Medicine for the Young Musician: Immunize your kids with resilience to bounce back and thrive from the small and big stresses in life!
There are many rewards and challenges for young, gifted musicians and their families. I know because I’m a Juilliard parent too. Sadly, we often hear about burnout at the highest level of academics and talent.
The American College Health Association reported “overwhelming anxiety” in >50% of students with >30% saying that they were so depressed “that it was difficult to function.” Nearly 40 percent said they “felt things were hopeless.” The great news is that resilience, the ability to bounce back from upsets, are life skills that can be learned! It's never too early and never too late!
There's an unprecedented body of scientific research supporting the value of mind-body medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence and therapies such as meditation, exercise, food, and sleep as medicine. Come and learn about some of the tools and techniques that can help your kids live life to their fullest potential!