What's the colour of your nut? - Uke Tastic

What's the colour of your nut?

Music is a universal language that transcends boarders, shares mindsets and inspires others. We hear it via sound frequencies that also match colours and can be felt through vibrations.

Most of the world has had a tough time with self isolation and mental health issues and if the brain would look like a nut what colour would you guess yours to be?

- Purple to direct the feelings of passion?

- Red to define the feelings of anger?

Either way, directing thoughts can have a huge impact on how you feel and act. 

Angry man

Image by Bernd Everding from Pixabay |  Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

This is my first post on mental health awareness and I'm sharing some research I have taken the time to find on anxiety relief and self isolation advice.

That being said, I came across a fantastic resource from the Music Industry Therapist Collective who have created a free, supportive resource aimed towards helping people move anxiety-provoking circumstances that has been potentially caused by covid-19 pandemic.

 It helps the reader with:

 - Anxiety support for adults and children.

- Self awareness and resilience techniques.

- Gives readers the chance to build a tool kit. 

- Top tips on self isolation.

I particularly liked the acronym H.A.L.T. referring to anxiety triggers such as Hunger, Being Angry, Loneliness  or Tiredness? (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). One can imagine a lot of people deal with on a day to day basis.

It also reveals symptoms and signs to look out for such as: feeling tense, tightness, tummy issues, headaches, increased tinnitus, sweating or hot/cold flushes.

As well as referring to unhelpful thought patterns readers may be focusing on that is feeding anxiety such as:

Having rigid thinking patterns, referring to black & white moments, always assuming the worst will happen or thinking deeply about something.

Giving readers solid suggestions on replacing patterns with more helpful ones.

Exploring further it features a nice break down between self-soothing vs self-care activities.


Explaining self-soothing is about reaching for some in-the-moment comfort for temporary stress reduction . Such as thing like running a bath, eating favourite foods or using positive affirmations.

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay 

Self Care

On the contrary of self-care, which is taking care of yourself and your needs, with longer term success in mind.

Self-care generally speaking has the ability to reduce the stress in your life. Examples were suggesting to seek care from others for physical or emotional difficulty, exercising or getting quality sleep on a regular basis.

Children Playing Football

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay


Accessing Resources

I have provided a link so you can access their free booklet with was written free of charge by its authors. So I'll pass on the synergy in the same manner.

It only requires an exchange of email to access the content.


A good reminder for me that thoughts turn to feelings and feeling become actions. 

What are you thinking about?

Let's paint a technicolour dreamcoat together.



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Pete Winwood


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