What’s the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Counsellor?

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When seeking support for mental health and well-being, it’s important to understand the distinctions between different professionals who can provide guidance and therapy. At Ekko Wellness in Dartmouth, NS, we pride ourselves on offering quality counselling services. In this blog post, we’ll explore the difference between psychologists and counsellors, shedding light on the roles they […]

Anxiety Counselling at Ekko Wellness in the Halifax Area

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Anxiety is a common mental health concern that affects many people in Halifax and across Nova Scotia. It can be a debilitating condition that impacts all areas of life, from work to relationships to personal wellbeing. However, the good news is that anxiety is treatable, and there are many effective treatment options available for those […]

Guitar Lessons at Ekko Music in the Halifax Regional Municipality

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Learning how to play the guitar can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, taking guitar lessons can help you improve your skills and broaden your musical knowledge. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, there are many options available for those interested in taking music lessons. One of […]

Finding Your Rhythm at Ekko Music: Music Lessons for All Ages

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Learning a musical instrument is a pursuit that can bring joy, fulfillment, and numerous benefits to people of all ages. While it’s common for children to take music classes or private lessons, many adults are also discovering the joy and satisfaction of learning to play a new instrument or improving their existing skills. Whether you’re […]

Counselling in the Halifax Area: Finding the Right Therapist for You

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Whether you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, seeking therapy can be a helpful and empowering step towards healing and growth. Halifax Regional Municipality has a vibrant and diverse community of counsellors and therapists who can provide support and guidance to help you navigate life’s challenges. In this blog, we’ll explore the […]

Music Therapy at Ekko: How It Can Benefit Your Mental Health

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Music therapy is a specialized form of therapy that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. It has been used for centuries, with the earliest reference dating back to ancient Greek philosopher Plato who recognized the healing properties of music. Today, music therapy is an evidence-based practice that has been […]

Ekko Wellness: Inclusive LGBTQ+ Therapy and Counseling Services in Dartmouth, NS

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At Ekko Wellness, we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where all individuals can feel heard and supported. We understand that members of the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges – As an LGBTQ+ owned business, we are committed to providing a positive, inclusive, and welcoming environment where all individuals can feel heard, […]

Stage fright: Four Ways to Deal with Nervousness when Performing

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Stage fright is the fear of failure when performing. When we are talking about a performing artist it’s the fear of a public failure that all will see. It’s not only failing, but also having everyone see all your inadequacies. So, stage fright is more than just being a little nervous. Does everyone get nervous […]

Everyday Music Jargon You Hear and Use

Music Jargon You Hear and Use music instruments

“Bring your axe to the jam.” “I need to woodshed the changes before the gig.” “Can you blow over the bridge?” “After the turnaround, play the head.” “Let’s tag it.” “Do we hit the shots after the break?” “There were a lot of clams on that gig; it was basically a train wreck” “The band […]

Practical Practice Philosophy 

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“Practice puts brains in your muscles.” – Sam Snead (Hall of Fame golfer) What advice can you think of when it comes to practice, musical or otherwise? The most famous bit is likely “practice makes perfect.” But who is perfect? Even though practice is essential for success, it’s difficult for almost everyone. World-renown cellist Yo Yo […]