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Music and sound as a healing modality
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Research shows health benefits of music in hospitals.
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Meriah Haberlein's curator insight, September 20, 2017 11:47 AM

Music Therapy - Music that can Heal you! CBS News > on Vimeo.com > GREAT Source. Yes the source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals, as it is main stream media. Everyone watches it. 

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Making Music Together Increases Kids’ Empathy

Making Music Together Increases Kids’ Empathy | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Music education produces myriad benefits, strengthening kids’ abilities in reading, math, and verbal intelligence. New British research suggests it may also teach something less tangible, but arguably just as important:


The ability to empathize.


In a year-long program focused on group music-making, 8- to 11-year old children became markedly more compassionate, according to a just-published study from the University of Cambridge. The finding suggests kids who make music together aren’t just having fun: they’re absorbing a key component of emotional intelligence.


The research team, led by Tal-Chen Rabinowitchof the university’s Centre for Music and Science, studied 52 girls and boys. The kids, chosen from four British schools, were randomly assigned to either a music group, or one of two control groups.

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Cymatics - Bringing Matter To Life With Sound (Part 1 of 3)

These original films of Cymatics experiments were made in the 1960's by Swiss scientist, Dr. Hans Jenny.

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How to relax your everyday schedule with music therapy - by Bridget Webber - Helium

How to relax your everyday schedule with music therapy - by Bridget Webber - Helium | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Most people are exposed to music every day. They may use their car stereo, listen to the radio as they go about daily chores or hear music which is an accompaniment to films on the television. However, many people are unaware that music can be a therapy which benefits them greatly if they are mindful about entering it into their life in a positive way.

 

As people listen to music their brain responds by producing endorphins, making them feel good. Different types of music may have different effects, making them feel joyful or sad, depending on the emotions and memories associated with what they hear.

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Music with the power to heal

Music with the power to heal | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

What if you could use something as simple as music to help people dealing with everything from traumatic brain injuries and strokes to neurological disorders and depression? Well, music therapists have been doing just that for more than half a century. And in the Bay Area, the field of music therapy is growing–in hospitals, schools and nursing homes–to help treat a wide range of medical maladies.

 

The Jared Kurtin Music Therapy Program at Oakland Children’s Hospital is the largest of its kind in Northern California. With two musical therapists working five days a week and a well-established internship operation, the program caters to an average of fifty patients every month.

 

Therapists use music in a lot of different ways. For some patients, music is a way to help them express emotions they otherwise couldn’t. For others it helps to feel connected to their families while they’re stuck in the hospital. And for some patients with neurological disorders or brain injuries, it helps them find speech — many are able to sing before they’re able to talk.

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What is Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

 

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.

 

Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.

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The Healing Power of Music

An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness.

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Music therapist speaks at Time For Lyme event - Greenwich Post

Music therapist speaks at Time For Lyme eventGreenwich PostOn Thursday, April 5, the monthly 7 pm support group meeting will incorporate a meditation and music healing session led by Dr.
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Music Therapy...Something Beautiful out of Something Devastating

Music Therapy...Something Beautiful out of Something Devastating | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Upon rounding, I was introduced to a fifty-two year old male who was admitted following a stroke. The patient was experiencing tremendous physical impairment of the left side of his body. Emotionally, he was devastated. He, being a father, husband and a carpenter was the sole provider of the household.

 

This event had changed his life, career and emotional state of being. I looked into the eyes of our patient, and it was clear he was feeling as if his world had been shattered with this devastating event. His marked depression was evident to the nursing team. He was resistant to physical therapy interventions because he was so angry.

 

He stated, “Why work with an arm that does not work?” I watched his 15-year-old son, Jake, in the room now struggling with how to interact with his father. Jake, trying to be helpful, began to attempt to take care of his father. T

 

he father being very resistant and angry became distant. Jake had no idea how to deal with his dad’s physical and emotional state of being. Every time the son or wife attempted to do something for their father, he would yell.

 

Depression, after an event such as a stroke, is catastrophic. Our music therapist was rounding and an opportunity arose for a nursing intervention.

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Sacred Sounds - Healing Sounds by Jonathan Goldman | Shift Your Life

Sacred Sounds - Healing Sounds by Jonathan Goldman | Shift Your Life | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Sound is among the most transformative and healing energies on the planet. It can relax us and make us calm, or move us to great heights of emotion. Sound can restore balance and harmony to our lives and make us healthy and well. Conversely, sound also has the ability to adversely affect us and bring our already stressed-out vibratory rates to new levels of imbalance and disharmony. Why and how? What is the difference in the sounds that make us healthy and those that distress us?

 

Sound can affect us on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

 

Beneficial sounds for us are often sounds that we consider “sacred.” These sounds seem to have the ability to charge and harmonize us. There are reasons for this.

Knowledge of sound as a therapeutic and transformative force is very old. The Ancient Mystery Schools of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Tibet, and India had great knowledge of sound as being the primary creative force in the universe.

 

The ancients knew what the modern physicists now understand, that all is in a state of vibration. “The World is Sound!” these ancient mystics proclaimed, and indeed it seems to be so.

 

If we examine the basic tenants of many of the spiritual paths of the world, we find a commonality in them. They all share the belief that the world was created through sound.

 

In Genesis, from the Old Testament, one of the first statements is, “And the Lord said ‘Let there be light!”

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What's new in neuroscience and music?

What's new in neuroscience and music? | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

The conference entitled The Neurosciences and Music-IV: Learning and Memory was held at the University of Edinburgh from June 9–12, 2011, jointly hosted by the Mariani Foundation and the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, and involving nearly 500 international delegates. Two opening workshops, three large and vibrant poster sessions, and nine invited symposia introduced a diverse range of recent research findings and discussed current research directions.

 

Here, the proceedings are introduced by the workshop and symposia leaders on topics including working with children, rhythm perception, language processing, cultural learning, memory, musical imagery, neural plasticity, stroke rehabilitation, autism, and amusia.

 

The rich diversity of the interdisciplinary research presented suggests that the future of music neuroscience looks both exciting and promising, and that important implications for music rehabilitation and therapy are being discovered.

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Using Music to Heal Shattered Souls

Using Music to Heal Shattered Souls | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

A new paper on music therapy suggests music can serve as a tool to allow issues to be explored on a granular level — extending deeper than words.

 

Concordia University’s Sandra Curtis, Ph.D., believes the connection occurs because communication with an individual is on the fundamental level of rhythm and sound.

Curtis believes music has the power to do much more than cause the toe to tap. It can inspire, transport, educate, entertain — and in the right hands, it can even bring about healing.

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Meriah Haberlein's curator insight, September 20, 2017 11:44 AM

LOVE THIS - (Healing Music) - Psychcentral.com > Great Source, but Not Sure if the source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals. It should be! LOVE & Light 

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The Healing Effects of Music Proven in Tests

The Healing Effects of Music Proven in Tests | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Easy listening or classical music has been proven to increase healing rates of convalescing patients, researchers have revealed. Patients taking part in the study at John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford were split into two groups - one group underwent operations under local anesthetic and was played music during the operation, whilst the other group was operated on without music. Levels of anxiety were measured through the patients respiratory rate and asking them to rate their anxiety on a scale.

 

Measurements were taken on the operating table prior to the operation, during the procedure and again at the end whilst still on the operating table.

 

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Meriah Haberlein's curator insight, September 20, 2017 11:45 AM

PROVEN! Music that can Heal! NaturalNews.com > Great Source > Not sure if the source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals. It should be. 

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Let Your Voice Heal You, Earth & All

Let Your Voice Heal You, Earth & All | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it

Sound and music are quite healing. Their healing frequencies permeate all fabrics of life, to release, clean up, and rejuvenate. Each one of us can use sound to heal ourselves and others.

 

The healing sounds could come from Mother Nature, a drum, an instrument, or best of all, our own magnificent voices. We have very effective healing tools, our vocal cords, which have the power to transform and renew, as we joyfully vibrate them.

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Storytelling with live music brings an age old tradition to new audiences

Storytelling with live music brings an age old tradition to new audiences | Music and Sound Healing | Scoop.it
Storytelling with live music brings an age old tradition to new audiencesBlockshopperAn astonishing new show features three modern day Troubadours bringing the tradition of storytelling accompanied by beautiful Celtic harp music to new audiences.

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