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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.


 

Editor's Note: Creatively directed, Brent Godfrey provides some insight into the challenges of being diagnosed with a mental illness. Also, he touches on how music can really make a positive impact.

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


by Gerald Schoenewolf, PhD

A study by the Pew Research Center and the University of Michigan found that nearly one out of three kids between 12 and 17 years old sent 100 or more texts a day. Seventy-five percent of the teens in the study owned cell phones and that figure is rising fast...

 

Editor's Note from Tiffany Ip: This is the age of distraction. We are proud of being able to multitask - we can be texting, cruising on the Internet, listening to music and trying to work all at the same time. We seem to get increasingly tethered to our digital devices. Have you ever questioned, though, why you cannot leave your smartphone alone for an hour and sometimes cannot resist the urge of carrying on a text-message conversation with someone NOT present when you should be having a conversation with someone present? Read this brilliant article by Gerald and you will realize this may have something to do with our unconscious and the brain!

 

Psychotherapy


by Jennifer Gordon

Patients of Heartland Health’s Obstetrics & Gynecology shouldn’t be surprised if they hear the faint strains of Civil War music drifting through the corridors.

Dr. Robert Corder plans to share his hobby, playing the Civil War tunes on the violin, with his patients and his caregiver staff. Soon his repertoire will include Christmas carols...

 

Editor's Note: Heartfelt and truly wonderful healing article Jennifer Gordon writes about the benefits of music and art around patients and give specific studies from the National Endowment for the Arts found that music and art have helped lower the patient's anxieties as well as the Society for the Arts in Healthcare also demonstrated that the work environment is more satisfactory to the nursing staffs in hospitals where there are art programs...

 

Arts & Art Therapy


by Elizabeth Mitchell, BMus, MMT, MTA

For better or for worse, there is community at Lutherwood Mental Health Services in Waterloo, Ontario. There is community among our staff, who share a common passion for working with at-risk youth, who celebrate our clients’ and our own victories together, and who support one another through the varieties of heaviness that come from this work environment...

 

Editor's Note: Elizabeth Mitchell writes curiously about Community Music Therapy in her work at a mental health centre for youth. This highlights how it is vital as music therapists to stay flexible in our ways of working to best serve our clients.

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


 

Editor's Note: Music therapy is used to treat a number of illnesses and disabilities, including Alzheimers, Parkinson's disease, and strokes. Director of New Rhythms Foundation, Heather MacTavish, speaks of her own experience of having Parkinson's Disease and how music therapy has helped her and possibly others.

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Grab the kids and let's see if you can sit through this fun kids video without tapping your foot and smiling.

 

Family & Parenting


by Rochelle Hanson

You’re totally stressed out. It’s been a crazy week. The boss is getting on your last nerve. Your friends are irritating. You’re family’s driving you up a wall. It’s winter. It’s cold. You just wanna feel warm and fuzzy inside. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Why not take advantage of the benefits of music therapy...

 

Editor's Note: Rochelle Hanson shares health tips on her blog, Simply Natural Ideas. Here she shares a few thoughts on the healing qualities of music.

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


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