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“…the industry’s mental health revolution is about creating the structures for musicians to live a thriving, musical life in a more holistic way.”

Typically, musicians spend the majority of their training on honing their musical skills, but often at the expense of more well-hidden human skills required to be a well-grounded, high-functioning professional musician. Transformational coaching is not only linked to realising one’s innate capacity for mental health, but also to improve musical performance.

It’s long seemed strange to me that while the world’s top business executives and sports stars often have mental performance coaches, comparatively few musicians have experienced the power of 1:1 coaching. The music industry’s attitudes to wellbeing are changing, though. The time for mere mental health awareness has passed and the next phase in the industry’s mental health revolution is about creating the structures for musicians to live a thriving, musical life in a more holistic way. A way that has coaching embedded at the very heart of the industry.

This edition of AwareNow is all about taking the step from awareness to urgent action, so this is the perfect moment for you, the person reading this, to help. We all have these defining moments in our lives where we choose a higher path. These are the moments when the transformation begins and like the caterpillar about to start building its cocoon it doesn’t know where the urge came from but it just knew that it was time. ∎

Now is the time for action.

Please share this article with musicians, friends, and musical organisations.

Support the Music For Mental Wealth coaching bursary for musicians by donating here:

https://awarenow.us/donate/music-for-mental-wealth

Watch the livestream of ‘Music with Meaning’ on June 17th

Featuring: Birdy, Caitlin, Minna Kerr and Aura’s debut performance of ‘MetaMorphosis’

via the Music for Mental Wealth Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MusicForMentalWealth

Learn about Music For Mental Wealth coaching services for musicians:

www.musicformentalwealth.com

NICK BOTTINI

Author, Speaker & Coach
 www.awarenessties.us/nick-bottini Nick Bottini is the author of the number one bestseller Just Play: The Simple Truth Behind Musical Excellence which was endorsed by Grammy winners, music industry professionals and mental health experts. Nick is also a speaker and transformational coach to the music industry and for over ten years has worked with musicians at all levels from competition winners, child prodigies, entrepreneurs, conservatoire students, sports people, to aspiring professional musicians and international rock stars. For more info about Music For Mental Wealth visit: musicformentalwealth.com

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