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Healing Music
A curated collection on the benefits of music for healing. Note, this focuses specifically on using music for healing, not the broader category of Sound Healing.
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What does a therapeutic musician do? 

A therapeutic musician uses the inherent healing elements of live music and sound to enhance the environment for patients in healthcare settings, making it more conducive to the human healing process.


Read more for an excellent summary of how musicians are bringing their healing talents to healthcare settings.

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Music for Healing Transitional Project
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The Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc.™ (MHTP) professionally trains and certifies musicians to provide live therapeutic music at the bedside to create a healing environment. We collaborate with healthcare facilities and community organizations to educate about, and promote research in, the effectiveness of therapeutic music in the healing process and the life/death transition.

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Alex Jacobs - Therapeutic Healing Music for Wellness and End of Life Transitions

Alex Jacobs - Therapeutic Healing Music for Wellness and End of Life Transitions | Healing Music | Scoop.it
Alex Jacobs offers live music for wellness, paliative care for extended illness, and hospice. He is a certified music practitioner, also known as a therapeutic musician, with MHTP. This is also a description of sound healing and why sound heals.
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This is a detailed description of the work I am doing as a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Deathbed Singers, Threshold Choirs, Grow To Comfort Sick And Dying - Huffington Post

Deathbed Singers, Threshold Choirs, Grow To Comfort Sick And Dying - Huffington Post | Healing Music | Scoop.it

"Words are good for many things, but they don’t seem sufficient when it comes to death. The feelings are just too deeply intense and words are too inadequate," said Synakowski, a 55-year-old former academic journal editor who has always had a hobby of singing, whether it's to the car radio or in a community chorus. "But music … music can reach those places where words alone can’t go."

 
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Beautiful. To quote Joy Berger who teaches in the music therapy program at the University of Louisville and is the director of education for Hospice Education Network: "Our culture is coming to a great awareness of the role of song and music when it comes to pain, death and grief," 

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