Gillian Howell

Dr Gillian Howell is a musician, a researcher and educator. She has been gathering and connecting people through music with many community-based work in Australia and around the world. Some of her projects include music workshops and massed music making for all ages and abilities to creating music making programs in post conflict and developing countries such as Timor-Leste, Bosina-Herzegovina, Sri Lanka and many more. 

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Healing through music

In this episode Gillian talks to us about her experiences and the many benefits of music and how music be a platform for people and help them with social health and mental health levels. 

Music is a platform to draw people together and create a community with a common goal and allow peoples voices to be heard. 

Through Gillian’s work she has managed to bring conflicting groups of people together through music and sound to express ways of telling their stories, to connect with each other through shared music-making and to explore new sound worlds and modes of expression. 

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Take home tips to start to explore the world of music and how it can benefit them express themselves and creativity:

  •  Claim the space, claim it with your voice, with your instrument and remind the people around you that what you’re doing and it’s ok. 
  • Start by embracing the sound of learning and reminding yourself the sound of learning is a beautiful thing. 
  • You don’t get to be excellent without doing hell of a lot of work
  • You have to start somewhere and have fun with it.
  • Let go of the judgement of what you ought to sound like. 
  • Stay confident. 

Ep. 043 – Scoliosis – Tackling those twists and turns w/ Helen New The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

It's Scoliosis awareness month and on the show today we have Pilates and Scoliosis specialist Helen New. Helen takes us through the ins and our of Scoliosis, what the condition is, how it effects the body and what you should consider when looking to start an exercise program addressing your scoliosis. A show packed full of insight and knowledge on the condition from Helen's experiences. Definitely an episode to shed light for people with Scoliosis and for those movement practitioners working with clients with Scoliosis. Enjoy the show! For show notes, visit:
  1. Ep. 043 – Scoliosis – Tackling those twists and turns w/ Helen New
  2. Ep. 042 – Sick and tired of being sick and tired
  3. Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas
  4. Ep. 040 – Yoga and the practice of your capability w/ Anzari Atik
  5. Ep. 039 – Posture – capacity to move though different positions effectively