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Laura Moral-Bofill

Laura Moral-Bofill focuses her professional activity on research, psychological intervention, and teaching in psychology and music. She studies the different variables involved in the self-regulation skills of musicians and their well-being, focusing especially on Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of “flow”. She is also a trainer in the BAPNE method, based on cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor stimulation through singing, rhythm, movement, and body percussion.

 

Subjects: General Didactics

Biography

Born in Barcelona, Laura Moral-Bofill has a degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Barcelona (UB). She has a Higher Degree in Piano and Music Theory from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Badalona and an International Master in Didactics of Body Percussion from the BAPNE. She has worked in the framework of the coordinated project: “What is not written in the music that is written: El peso de la tradición oral en la actividad musical profesional y las fuentes en el ámbito hispánico” at Florida University, and she is a doctoral researcher within the PhD program in Health Psychology at the UNED. In addition, she is part of the team of professors on the postgraduate and master’s degree studies on the Training in Psychology and Music program at the UNED. Currently, she is studying the Official Interuniversity Master’s Degree of the UAM, the UCM and the UNED in Methodology of Behavioural Sciences.

Her research work is based on the study of the variables involved in the self-regulation skills of musicians and their well-being. Within these variables she has focused especially on Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of “flow”. She has adapted and validated a questionnaire to measure the state of flow and designed an intervention program for the development of Self-Regulation Skills for Performing Musicians.

Parallel to her academic training, she has received training in different psychophysical techniques (Cos-Art Method, Yoga and Mindfulness), and has studied dance within the methodology and evaluation criteria of the Royal Academy of Music.

Her professional activity focuses on research, psychological intervention and teaching in psychology and music. She is a trainer in BAPNE, a method of cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor stimulation through singing, rhythm, movement, and body percussion. In addition, she has worked as a piano and music theory teacher in different music schools in the Maresme region and has actively participated as an accompanist in different educational and musical projects. She has also accompanied the singer Mercedes Delclós, with whom she has performed in different events and has recorded the works of different authors such as Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Cole Porter, among others.

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