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"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

by Meagan Hughes, MT-BC
ATH Co-Editor of Music Therapy

For most people, a regular health regimen may involve physical exercise, a balanced diet, or even medication. However, have you considered how a daily dose of music can make a contribution to your well being?...


Editor's Note from Meagan Hughes: This introductory piece on music therapy was originally published on Health Science Now.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing


Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: Neuroscience meets love meets film-making. In The Love Competition, contestants were given 5 minutes in an fMRI machine to love someone as hard as they could. Changes in the brain regions involved in producing the neurochemical experience of love were recorded. As we listen to beautiful music by The Pauses, we see the neural pathways relating to Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin light up like a Christmas tree...


Arts & Art Therapy 


Editor's Note: Music can be the best medicine for everyone. We all are rhythmic beings after all. In this TEDxYouth Talks episode, Board-Certified Music Therapist Tim Ringgold shares his intimate and touching story of how music and people have a powerful relationship.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing

by Don Pelles

My mother-in-law was with us in October. My wife drove her here from North Carolina, and we drove her back a month later. She turned 85 in mid-month.

Maureen sings in church and enjoys many types of music. I got us all tickets to a concert on a Sunday, and she was looking forward to it. But the day before, her right foot swelled up, with the pain going up her ankle and shin. She wasn’t able to get a shoe on, so she had to stay home, disappointed, while my wife and I went to the concert...



by Natasha Thomas

Imagine running into someone you haven’t seen in a long time. You recognize their face and feel pleased to see them, your arms open wide for a hug and you say “Hello! How ARE you?” before you can realize what you really want to know is Who they are – you’ve completely forgotten their name...


Editor's Note: So many aspects of speech are involved in the process of music-making. Natasha Thomas highlights the importance of this, and shares a story of what it might be like for someone who has acquired Global Aphasia through a stroke.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing

by Dee Galloway

When discussing the poetry created by African Americans just prior to the Civil War, another African tradition comes into play: that of the West African griot. In West African culture, both historically and today, each tribal clan has had its griot, an itinerant clan member who is combination historian-musician-storyteller: "A Griot is an oral historian and musician," explains Foday Musa Suso, one of West Africa 's most respected and well-known contemporary griots...


Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: In her essay Dee Galloway remarks: "when a griot dies, a library has burned to the ground", Learn more about the African-American oral tradition of poetry and the importance of history as it informs the present.


Writing & Poetry Therapy

by Dr. Jane Ma'ati Smith CHyp, MscD

You CAN quit drinking, and you take your life back from alcohol addiction. You can regain your health, have peace of mind, and gain the confidence you need to do the things you really want to do. Simply lay back, close your eyes, and relax; a healthier, happier, longer life can be as easy as that, withbinaural beat self hypnosis for alcohol addiction...


Editor's Note: Dr. Jane Ma'ati Smith writes a very interesting article about the positive effects Binaural Beat Self Hypnosis has on an individual with alcoholism.


Music Therapy & Sound Healing

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