Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivan Voronin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ivan has a deep passion for helping military personnel and veterans. With nine years of experience in various therapy settings, Ivan has gained valuable insights into the unique challenges faced by service members and their families.
Ivan has worked with military personnel in acute crisis response and stabilization, inpatient hospital and residential settings, as well as outpatient therapy in person and virtually. He has also worked extensively with veterans, providing them with the support and resources they need to successfully transition to civilian life.
Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the most popular musicians at this moment, with a massive following that spans different ages, genders, and cultures. One of the primary reasons for her appeal is her relatable lyrics. Her songs often center around common themes that many people experience, such as heartbreak, self-discovery, and growing up. Through her lyrics, Taylor Swift captures the emotional highs and lows of life and translates them into a form that people can connect with on a personal level. I consider myself an old-school fan since her 2006 self-titled album and I can guarantee that I’ve found a connection to each album as it mimicked what was going on in my life at the time. Her ability to capture the human experience in music offers a sense of catharsis to clients looking to process their feelings.
As most of you know by now, I recently attended the Eras Tour Night 2 in Glendale Arizona. It’s not a secret to my clients that I am a huge Swiftie. Attending concerts can be an exciting and memorable experience, but for individuals with sensory challenges, it can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. After a 3.5-hour set (almost 5 hours if you include the opening acts), I was overstimulated and in need of some sensory deprivation. If you’re someone who experiences sensory overload at concerts, it’s essential to take proactive steps to ensure your comfort and enjoyment of the experience. Here are ten tips for managing sensory challenges at concerts: