Music Therapy and Trauma: A Means for Healing and Growth

Everyone experiences challenges in life. Sometimes these challenges can provide us with great opportunities for personal growth. Yet sometimes these challenges can prove to be traumatic. If left untreated or unacknowledged, these experiences can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be debilitating because it has a physiological, mental, emotional, and social impact on […]

4 Ways to Mindfully Engage with Music and Sound

It seems like everyday I read a new article articulating the benefits of mindfulness. From incorporating it in healthcare, schools, and business, more and more people and organizations are recognizing how mindfulness can have a positive effect for them. Traditionally, mindfulness has been cultivated through engaging in the mindfulness meditation practices of Buddhism, such as […]

Personal Means of Evidence in End-of-Life Care

As I addressed previously in this blog post, there are a variety of ways that music can be used to enhance a person’s sense of health and well-being. Likewise, the practice of music therapy itself is incredibly diverse, with music therapists working from different orientations including: humanistic, psychodynamic, and music-centered, in addition to behavioral, medical, […]