Now that you're well on your way to understanding the brain - how it develops, what it likes and doesn't like, and how it impacts behaviours, emotions and general well-being - it's time to focus on your brain care strategies.
This is the stuff you came to me for, it's what you urgently wanted to know, but I insisted on teaching you about the brain first!
And rightly so, cause now that you understand how vitally important brain care is? You'll be FAR more intent on implementing what you learn in the Brain Care Café into your life.
In this rushed and overloaded modern lifestyle our poor brains are expected to perform processes and functions that they’ve simply never had to deal with before. The influx of intellectual and sensory information is putting our brains at breaking point, and when our brain becomes overloaded? We become anxious. Brain care absolutely MUST become a mainstream practice if we are to thrive within the modern lifestyle.
What will you find here? Me. Every Sunday at 10am (AEST), ‘posting’ to you while I have my morning coffee.
And what will we be posting about? BRAIN CARE. Brain care refers to the things we do to keep our brain happy.
Think of brain care strategies the way you do vitamins - one moment of brain care won’t change your life, but moments of brain care every single day will keep your brain functioning at it’s best AND you’ll be less likely to experience anxiety.
This is for you if...
Meet me in The Brain Care Café for a weekly brain care strategy, and
let’s get your brain feeling and functioning at it’s best again.
Q: What is the goal of the Café?
To give you a smorgasbord of brain care strategies so you can choose the perfect ones for you. To support our brains so that they can function at their best. Please note that I do not promote changing or fixing brains, and that our strategies are aimed to help each individual function at their best, not to improve or change. This information must not take the place of any medical advice you have been or are currently seeking. Please see full terms and conditions for further information.
Q: Will this be relevant to me, or my children?
This one’s for you. I thought it time we create a space for our own brain care to be discussed. But the good thing about our strategies is that they can be very easily adaptable for you to use with your children and students so it’s a win/win!
Q: But I can't commit to Sunday's.
You can still join us! I’ll be posting every Sunday morning at 10am AEST, but the content will be published and available for you to come back to you at a time that suits you.
Q: I don't think I have enough time.
This isn't another course you need to complete. The Brain Care Café will be a place you come to decompress while you learn strategies for relaxation and supporting your brain function. You do not need to move through the content at a set pace, but it will be there for you to access when you are ready.
Q: I'm not on Facebook.
You can join us anyway! The Brain Care Café will be hosted on Facebook, and that’s where our conversations are happening. But all of the strategies will be available in the online portal – you’ll receive access once you've joined.
Q: What if I'm not in your timezone?
10am AEST will be the consistent time for each weekly post, but this will be a different time for many of you across Australia and internationally. You don't need to be available at that time to benefit from your membership in The Brain Care Cafe.
Q: Do you serve coffee?
HA! I’d invite you over to my own kitchen if I could, but alas, for now we’ll have to stick to online, so you'll need to BYO coffee.
Q: Am I locked in?
No - the month-to-month membership has no lock-in contract. BONUS: The pricing level you sign up for now is a lifetime price, for as long as you wish to stay in The Brain Care Café.
Join the yearly membership, and receive two months free access:
neurologic music therapist / brain care specialist / 2016 amp tomorrow maker / mother
Allison Davies RMT NMT, received a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching from the University of New England (2003) and a Master of Music Therapy from the University of Queensland (2005) before training with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016.
She is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association and has been in private practice in Tasmania, Aus, since 2007, working predominantly across the areas of early childhood intervention, mental health, neural-rehabilitation and aged care.
Allison has enjoyed presenting and guest speaking for more than 15 years and is renowned for her ability to entertain a room in her unique ‘storytelling mixed with science’ approach to educating, as well as sharing enlightening excerpts of her lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.
In 2016 Allison created a music therapy program focused on a palliative approach to dementia care and presented her findings at the International Dementia Conference and the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.
She was named a 2016 National AMP Tomorrow Maker for her contribution to creating a better tomorrow for Australian families through her 2 day workshop, Brains = Behaviours, which was first offered as an eCourse in 2018.
Allison lives in regional Tasmania, with her husband and 2 children, where she enjoys the beach, the bush and baths.