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The Power of Using Music as Medicine

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Music and Relaxation, music and the heart

Tweet As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many people have to fight against depression.  At the same time, more and more of my psychotherapy clients prefer not to take medication, if at all possible.  Personally and professionally, I believe that antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications have really come a long way and […]

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What’s the difference between music therapy and music medicine/music healing?

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and Relaxation, music and spirituality, Music Healing, Music Medicine, The Mozart Effect...why Mozart?

Tweet This is a question that I get a lot.  Many people, maybe most, assume that these descriptions are all interchangeable and there is definitely a lot of overlap.  Music therapists will tell you that in order for music therapy to be administered, there must be a trained music therapist present to help the patient […]

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Fear of the Dentist: How much could music headphones help?

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Relaxation, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music in the News!

Tweet Nearly one-quarter of all Americans avoid dentists because they’re afraid, according to American Dental Association surveys. And the fear comes in many forms. In an attempt to win back fearful patients, dentists like Dr. Eda Ellis in New York offer spa-like services. WSJ’s health columnist Melinda Beck reports. There’s fear of pain, fear of […]

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Patient anxiety reduced with proper music

February 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Music and Relaxation, Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Music Research, Surgery with Music

Tweet Patient anxiety can be debilitating before surgery of any kind.  We’ve known for a long time that listening to calm, comforting, soothing music before surgery could do the same thing as the drugs…and without the risk of adverse reactions.   Overly and unnecessarily sedating the patient should be avoided.  Today another study appeared also […]

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Thoughts about music’s power to evoke powerful emotion

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Movie Music, Music and Relaxation, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Yesterday, we had our usual Sunday afternoon “Healing Music 101” class.  We had such a wonderful discussion that I thought my readers would be interested to know what some of the ideas that emerged were.  The theme of the day was sharing some specific pieces that make us feel:  sad, angry, scared or happy/energized.  […]

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Instruments of Healing Music: The Human Voice

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · healing instruments, Music and Relaxation, music and spirituality, Music Healing

Tweet Volumes and volumes have been written about the human voice and its capabilities and unending possibilities.  The thought of doing just a blog post on this is a bit daunting, but important nevertheless. When learning about healing music, I believe that it’s important to recognize that each of us already has everything we need […]

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Components of Healing Music: Ostinato

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Classical Music, Music and Relaxation, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet While teaching my “Intro to Healing Music” class the other day, the topic of the ostinato came up.   We were talking about the importance of people feeling “grounded” in order for healing to take place.  When people feel like they are connected to something stable and solid, then they can relax enough to let […]

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The Components of Healing Music: Tempo

June 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and Relaxation, music and the heart, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music Medicine

Tweet Today is the sixth lesson in our series of “The Components of Healing Music.”  Please remember that these components are not absolutes and are definitely open to interpretation.  Music as a whole is very personal and each of us has our inner filters that we bring to our own interpretation of a piece of […]

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