by Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
Have you ever gotten goose bumps from a piece of music, or been flooded with memories when you heard a special song?
Yes? Then you already know music can change your mood, uplift your spirits, release emotions, and draw you to the Divine...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Joie Power, PhD
Aromas can effect mood and evoke memories. If the smell of baking cookies, a smoky campfire, or a lover's favorite perfume have ever transported you back in time, calling up long-forgotten events and feelings, then you have experienced the powerful association between aromas, emotions, and memories. Long before modern scientists began the study of the physiological processes that underlie this association, human beings were exploring and utilizing the power of fragrant substances in their daily lives...
by Christine Woolfenden
As with most phobias, the fear of public speaking tends to develop in response to past experiences, either due to a single traumatic event or through gradual conditioning/association. The fear is then compounded by both negative emotions attached to memories of the past and anticipation/expectation of future poor performance, failure and/or ridicule...
by Nancy Smith
Are you interested in past life regression? Many people experiment with this technique to regain memories from past lives. This therapy dates back over 2000 years in ancient India. The ancient belief was by examining your past lives you can make changes in your present reincarnation to improve your karma. The practice came into the Western culture during the Victorian Era...
by Adrienne Johanson
I am a writing mentor with the Pongo Teen Writing Project, and also a psychotherapist. Often young people write with Pongo about their family, in a way that reminds me of a complicated tapestry...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: This entry from the Pongo Project Journal shares insight into using writing to help teens deal with challenging family issues.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Steffany Barton, RN
From imaginary friends to vivid memories of other lifetimes, many children experience profound and real encounters with the unseen or seemingly inexplicable world of spirit. With a natural sense of curiosity, unbridled belief in magic, and an uninhibited way of thinking, the heart and mind of a child are the perfect backdrop for the wisdom of Spirit to reveal itself...
Intuition & Symbols
by Major Wellesley Tudor Pole O.B.E.
“The Sphinx at night! It is the wonder of the world. Travellers speak of it as an inscrutable monument hewn from rock, expression unchangeable...
Editor´s Note from David G. Arenson: Fascinating and historic prose describing the author's experience in Egypt gazing at the Sphinx.
‘Those who attain true inner peace become God’s messengers in a world at war. Shed forth the light from your secret sanctuary until it is caught up and reflected everywhere. Then will a world at war become a world at peace.’ ”
by Lisa Moore
Some of my earliest memories are of my mother, Rose Beebe, 88, singing to me: nursery rhymes, patriotic songs, Christmas carols, church hymns, advertising jingles.
Mom wasn't always on key, but her enthusiasm was infectious and I followed her lead...
Editor's Note from Bernice Chu: Lisa Moore shares a touching story of her Mom's personal journey and relationship with music. She shares the challenges and healing one may experience in caring for a parent and a child.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
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