‘’The quickest hour of the week’’

That’s my description of the time I spend each Friday with music therapist Jon Hall in the recording studio. I have been given the freedom to let out my creativity.

Over the course of the project I have done something that I have only ever dreamed of-I have written a song! And surprisingly it sounds like a song. Not sure that what I do in front of the mic could be called singing but without doubt I have felt more fulfilled by this project than in any other course I have been involved with.

Thanks to all those involved.

Ultimately the effect upon my mental health has been extremely positive.       

After living with treatment resistant Paranoid Schizophrenia for 3 decades, your general confidence is knocked and sometimes you believe that perceptions of others is that you are not worthwhile as a person, because you don’t fit into neat categories they like to put you in.

That is why this project has been so therapeutic. It has given me a new found confidence in my creative abilities and I am thankful to all those involved.

‘ I would just like to add something interesting that my client told me during one of our session. He said that the voices he hears are somewhat quietened during the music sessions. I wondered if the completion of a song and video that he could take away and listen to would enable him to access this quieter time outside the music sessions. - Jon Hall