From Survivor to Thriver

Music as Medicine and Becoming Fearless with Janey Brown

October 24, 2023 Erik DaRosa & Marc Fernandes Episode 133
From Survivor to Thriver
Music as Medicine and Becoming Fearless with Janey Brown
Show Notes

What does bravery mean to you? 

In this episode of From Survivor to Thriver, we had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Janey Brown to talk about her journey through trauma and how she used music as medicine to the “madness” of her mental health journey. 

Music led her down a path that taught her bravery, courage, and what it means to be fearless. She now uses her experiences and knowledge to help others who are struggling like she did. 

Janey Brown is a trauma-informed coach, professional singer, and keynote speaker who helps people build resilience to fear, and manage mental health, so they can radiate confidence in front of any audience. 

She’s currently studying psychology at Queen's University and will be publishing her first book in 2023. Her latest single “Thank You for Loving Me” is, in her words, for anyone who wrestles with their dark side on the daily and is meant to inspire a sense of connection and belonging between you and your loved ones, and, most importantly, between you and you. 

In today’s episode, we cover: 

  • The way Janey uses music as her medicine to heal from trauma
  • Sublimation as a trauma response 
  • What happens when the things you love are made transactional
  • The artistic liberation of making music purely for yourself
  • The power of practicing beingness
  • Why we love art that amplifies life
  • The difference between bravery and courage
  • The way that Fearce Academy was created and who it’s for
  • How Janey became fearless as a performer
  • The bravery in taking a break
  • The fear of rejection that causes social anxiety
  • What your shadow self really is and why it’s not as scary as you think

We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Janey! If you want to learn more about her work or Fearce Academy, you can check out her website, or follow her on Instagram. Make sure to listen to her music on Spotify!

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“A lot of people battle with self-worth and self-esteem issues. And I really think understanding that you still deserve love is a ritual rather than an epiphany.” -Janey 

“Sometimes the bravest or more courageous thing you can do is take a step back and rest.” -Janey 

“You cannot be brave unless you have courage.” -Marc

“The better you become at embracing your fears, over time, the easier they are to overcome.” -Erik