Daniel Leech-Wilkinson 
I was pleased that King’s was be able to host this seminar, and to have the chance to speak with SEA members and others interested in these issues. In my presentation I focused on the centrality of the experience of music in the present moment, the undervaluing of which in the teaching and criticism of western classical music creates all sorts of health problems for performers. It’s not easy to alter entrenched systems of belief surrounding a professional practice, but the high incidence of mental and physical ill-health among classical performers should be ringing loud alarm bells. The SEA has a great deal to offer here, emphasising that alleviating symptoms isn’t a sufficient solution but that fundamental changes are needed.
Dan Hayhurst 
I found it fascinating to be part of this event that brought a focus on the social and intersubjective context in which creative artists experience their practice. There was a common thread in considering individuals as part of a wider ecosystem that supports or hinders them, and looking at how people navigate a creative path through this environment. We heard about prescriptive forms of training and practice, industry gatekeepers, tricky social and health circumstances, pathologisation and over-individualisation of problems, but also of the moments of inspiration and human connection opened up by artistic practice. A key idea for me was that encounters with therapists and other healthcare practitioners should empower us, as clients and patients, to access the strengths we already possess to help us overcome problems.
Stephen Johnson
Thank you again for the opportunity to do this. It was important to get so many informed reactions. I’m very encouraged by the way this book has been received. I also really enjoyed meeting you and hearing about your work. Your comments about what Heidegger did for you fascinated me. It all makes sense!