Welcome. I’m Alli, a Mother, a wife, a womxn living on Tommeginne land in Lutruwita (Tasmania) Australia.
An autistic, songstress, former music therapist and super passionate about remembering our sovereign voice and reclaiming our musicality.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Teaching and a Master of Music Therapy and training with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.
From 2005 – 2020 I worked in private music therapy practice across the fields of early childhood, juvenile detention, adult mental health, aged care, dementia care, palliative care and neuro rehabilitation.
What I’ve learnt through my experience as a music therapist, combined with my experience as an autistic person with attention difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and executive functioning difficulties brought me to the framework I truly love to work in:
And that’s why I’m here. To practice my own brain care and to show you how you can support your children (and yourself) to regulate, function at your own best, experiencing as little survival mode as possible – using music as your tool.
In 2016 I created my signature course Brains = Behaviours, now offered as a 10 week eCourse.
B=B focuses on shifting away from childhood behaviour management and towards brain care. This eCourse celebrates neurodiversity, accepts individual thresholds and capacities and is especially pertinent for families of neuro divergent children, children experiencing anxiety and children who find it difficult to regulate both at home or in the classroom.
In 2018 I opened The Brain Care Café, my online membership. The place where I spend most of my time delivering brain care strategies, musical massages, guest interviews and supporting a divine community (from more than 20 countries) of people committed to their own brain care, to reducing anxiety, to increasing their own personal thresholds of overwhelm and using music to do so.
I love this work so much. It is an expression of me, and I am truly grateful to have been invited to share my work in schools and conferences across Australia, on TV, on radio, in newspapers, in magazines and on your facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels.
- Neurologic Music Therapy Training, Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, 2016
- Master Music Therapy, University of Queensland, QLD, 2005
- Bachelor Music/Bachelor Teaching, University of New England, NSW, 2003
- Australian Music Therapy Association
- World Federation of Music Therapy
- Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy
- 2018 Bronze winner, ‘Women Will Change the World’ National AusMumpreneur Awards
- 2018 Bronze winner, ‘Making a Difference’ National AusMumpreneur Awards
- 2016 National AMP Tomorrow Maker
- World Congress Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Melbourne, 2016
- International Dementia Conference, Sydney, 2016
- Tasmanian Palliative Care Compassionate Communities Forum, Burnie, 2016
- Tasmanian Palliative Care Forum, Hobart 2015
- Richmond Fellowship Asia Pacific Mental Health Conference, Hobart, 2010
- Breathing In New Life, Nurture, Natural Parenting Magazine, Autumn 2013
- Sydney Morning Herald, Josh Jennings, 2018, Singing the praises of music therapy
- Make It Tasmania, Alice Hansen, 2018, Allison Davies; The Power of Music
- AMP Foundation, National, November 24th, 2016, AMP Tomorrow Maker 2016
- ABC Northern Tasmania, Rick Eaves, 2016,North West music therapist presenting at World Congress in Melbourne
- The Huffington Post, Wilamina Falkenhagen, 2016, Music is The Medicine
- ABC Northern Tasmania, Rick Eaves, 2015, Music therapist Allison Davies says music therapy achieves outcomes and interest from GPs is growing
- The Resilient Leaders Foundation – Helping individuals return to their true nature as people and leaders, so they can best contribute to community. The Resilient Leaders Foundation.
- ParentTV – On-demand videos to help you and your family. Access Allison Davies’ expert content on ParentTV.