Beccy brought along a cello and a number of percussion instruments from Turkey and Africa, as well as a metallophone. Owing to the diverse nature of our group, it wasn’t always easy for Beccy to find the right mix of instruments and sounds that appealed to everyone and allowed everyone to join in and work together as a group. But she showed enormous patience and sensitivity to our group, and in the end most people seemed to derive real benefit from the evening. It was a chance for us to explore how different sounds and resonances affected our tinnitus.
The deadened acoustics in our meeting room perhaps didn’t help, either. Yet after the demonstration, once people had retired to the refreshment room, individuals came back for 1-to-1 sessions with Beccy, and a chance to play the cello and the metallophone in quieter, more intimate surroundings. There were really positive benefits from all of this, and despite the challenges, I think we can say Beccy did a wonderful job.
For people with tinnitus, Key Changes may work best in 1-to-1 or very small group environments. Beccy has expressed a willingness to explore this side further with anyone who is interested. Please click on the button below to reach her group's website.