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by Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

A fairly common idea that I often run into is that because most kids love music, they are always happy when they’re working with me. Or that my job is to make them happy. However, as Gershwin would say, “it ain’t necessarily so”.

Kids, of all ages and needs, have a lot going on in their lives and likewise, a lot to process...

 

 

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


by Kristina Chew
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

Before there was writing, before there was prose, certainly way before there were such things as 140 character “tweets” and “status updates,” there was poetry...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you hated poetry in high school this article will give you some new reasons to read and write poetry again!

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


by David Servan-Schreiber
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

Has your physician ever asked you to write about the worst day of your life? Probably not. Yet the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a clinical study showing that writing can have a big impact on physical symptoms...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: "Prescribing story writing for medical purposes is a time-honored way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive conditions." Here is some up-to-date research info on the health benefits of writing.

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Barbara Stahura

Most family members caring for a loved one with a serious injury, illness, or condition are extremely stressed; many times they fall prey to illness and some even die while their care recipient is still alive. I understand.

When my husband suffered a serious brain injury in 2003, caring for him led me to be diagnosed with secondary traumatic stress. Fortunately, he was able to recover and become independent over time, which meant I could recover, too...

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Sherri Carter, Supervising Editor for ATH

There is power in one, there really is! There’s also power when individuals come together for a common goal.  Here at ATH, we are a group of individuals who have come together to promote healing of mind, body, spirit and planet. YOU, the reader, are a very important part of this beautiful community. When we decided to move forward with building for our soon-to-be Online Learning Center, it only made sense to include YOU in the campaign...

 

Hypnotherapy


by Ted Kooser

Poetry has room for everything and everybody, for every subject and object. Here’s a poem by Sharon Chmielarz, a Minnesota poet, on a subject I’ve never seen written about. And poetry, and American Life in Poetry in particular, now welcomes pillow cleaners...

 

Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Poets often write just for the fun of it, recording something ordinary that happened during the day.  This poems can trigger memories for us of better times, or of beloved objects (as this poem did for me - I so loved my little feather pillow when I was a child).  Read a poem today to life your spirit.  Write your own poem about something ordinary or even about something special.

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


by Marta Texidó

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring...

 

Editor's Note: An excellent article summarizing some of the diverse effects of music therapy.

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


 

Editor's Note: Dr. Marianne Marchese, Naturopathic Physician and Environmental Medicine Specialist, discusses some chemicals that we are commonly exposed to, why exactly we should be concerned about them, and how they can contribute to endocrine, neurological, and immune dysfuntions. And be sure to take notes on her Hello Kitty bottle... how to best store water (that is, in stainless steel, the Hello Kitty part is optional).

 

 

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