A Discovery of Voice WORKSHOP - Nordoff Robbins

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Part of 'A Discovery of Voice' event series join us for a workshop by Nordoff Robbins for those working with young people and families

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SCCR A DISCOVERY OF VOICE (WORKSHOP): 'Using music for wellbeing: can music do more for the people you support?'



Music is an innate part of human life. It is part of our identities and cultures, creates opportunities for shared experiences, and allows us to express ourselves. It can change how we feel, and we can use it to show others how we feel without the need to put it into words. For these reasons, music can be an effective means for breaking down barriers to communication and self-expression. Based on these principles, music therapists use music in a purposeful way to achieve positive change for the people they work with.

In this workshop, we will consider why music can be such a powerful tool and explore some practical ideas for how you can integrate music into your work with young people and families, inspired by music therapy techniques. After the workshop, you will be given a list of resources to explore these ideas further and develop your practice.


Jenny Laahs is a music therapist based in Edinburgh. Since completing her MSc in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University, she has worked with a variety of client groups, including adults and children with learning disabilities, autism, complex needs, social/emotional/behavioural needs, and end of life care. Jenny works for Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity. Outside of her therapy work, Jenny is a community musician, songwriter and performer.


The aim behind ‘A Discovery of Voice’ is to create a FREE interactive series of events incorporating a discovery of voice and emotions through music that focuses on promoting understandings of mental health, emotions, relationships, communication and nurturing a more confident society through expressions such as music and music therapy.

Using music as a platform to de-exceptionalise our understandings of ‘conflict’ by using an everyday perspective to help boost confidence in individuals and help them hear and better understand their own voice, which in turn can deescalate conflict and improve relationships. The events will help promote an understanding of our emotions and way of coping, managing and communicating them to those around us.

Join our FREE online opening event 'Symphony of Stories' on 17th June 18:00-20:00 and our closing concert on the 19th June 18:00-19:30. These events can be booked on the SCCR Events page.

This event will be delivered on the online platform Zoom. If you book on to the event you will be sent the details via email on how to join nearer the time to the event when bookings have closed.

Please note Zoom offers video capability so you can join with your webcam on, but this is entirely up to you and this option can be turned off. However we would love to see your faces and feel it is a more interactive experience with videos on.

We hope to see you online soon!

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Organiser Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR)

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Part of Cyrenians, the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution, mediation and early intervention. Family relationship breakdown is one of the biggest causes of youth homelessness. Therefore, the focus of the centre is on young people and their families experiencing conflict which is affecting both their relationships and their lives. The SCCR is delivering a range of free events and resources, including a series of local seminars, national conferences across Scotland, free training sessions, and online resources for practitioners, young people and families. We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF  and ALEC Fund Grant. Cyrenians is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered charity SC011052.

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