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Music Therapy Reduces Pain

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley

You know that feeling you get when you listen to music you absolutely love?  You get “the chills” or tingles, or your hair may stand on end.  You might close your eyes to take it all in, and a […]

How to talk about music therapy: Lesson 4 Get ready for public speaking!

Got your name tag?

Compelling elevator sentence and follow up ready?

If so, it’s time to find an audience.  Yes, a real, live interactive audience that wants to hear what  you have to say.

Wait, I hate public speaking!!  It is, of course, one of the most feared things in life!  That rush of adrenaline, and the […]

Evidence in favor of music therapy

Evidence in favor of music therapy

 

Is there scientific proof for the effectiveness of music therapy?  The answer is yes!  In fact, there is a wide body of research that shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that music therapy is indeed effective.  Here are a few ways in which music therapy can be helpful […]

Still talking!

I am still talking about music therapy to everyone who will listen! Just today, the owner of the tree pruning company I hired to prune my huge plum tree asked me what I do. I had planned to be home after my client this morning to pay him but had gotten a call from […]

Music = Brain Exercise

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/26/health/mental-health/music-brain-science/index.html When you play music, you are exercising your brain in a unique way. In fact, very few things change the brain like music does. “I think there’s enough evidence to say that musical experience, musical exposure, musical training, all of those things change your brain,” says Dr. Charles Limb, associate […]

Music Therapy and Dementia

Here’s a great article about music therapy and dementia: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-friedman-lmsw/music-dementia_b_1483446.html

“More Science Suggests Music Can Boost Mind and Body”

Great article at www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/well-beingIt says that according to new research, music therapy can effect huge changes in the lives of people suffering from mental-hearth issues such as depression.Lead researcher and professor Christian gold explained, “Music therapy has specific qualities that allows people to express themselves and interact in a nonverbal way.  Even when people […]

Journal of Biomusical Engineering

http://www.ashdin.com/journals/jbe/aims.aspxMusic, The Body in Time and Self-Similarity Concepts by Daniel SchenckThis abstract discusses how research into selfsimilarity and space-time can provide insight into the mechanisms by which the six elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, and form) are successful in eliciting profound physiological responses. When these mechanisms are more […]