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The Many Mysteries of Music

December 5, 2016

Music’s Power to Adjust and Shift the Collective Consciousness Lilly B. Gardner D.P.A. and Daniel Kobialka , D.M.A. Be advised.  This post is not going to be for everyone.  It is lengthy and because it is lengthy, breaks posting rules.  Never-the-less, we hope there are some who will find it interesting and worthy of comment. The thoughts… Read More ›

Music and Alternative Therapies in Nursing Homes

The Benefits of Individual Music Therapy Kristin S. Padilla, RN, BSN, RNC If you’ve worked or visited a nursing home, you’ve most likely witnessed at least one resident exhibiting agitated behavior, ranging from pacing to yelling. This is a fairly common and widespread problem, especially in residents with dementia, usually stemming from anxiety. This anxiety… Read More ›

The Use of Music as Therapy in Children with Autism

The Emotion of Music: the Use of Music in Children with Autism Kristin S. Padilla, RN, BSN, RNC Welcome! In our journey to explore the use of music throughout the lifespan, we have reached childhood. We will be looking at the use of music as therapy in children with special needs, specifically focusing on children… Read More ›

Meditation Techniques

Meditation Techniques Most dictionaries simply define meditation as a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a pattern of subjective functioning, either to realize some benefit (1) or as an end in itself (2). Given the number of available meditation styles and techniques, anyone contemplating perusing meditation is advised to take time… Read More ›

New Age Meditation

Is New Age Meditation Really Meditation or is it Therapy?   A comprehensive review of the literature suggests that traditional meditation techniques strongly discourage the incorporation of music.  The idea of listening to music while meditating is a recent concept that probably stems from the fact that alternative medicine practitioners often used relaxing background music… Read More ›

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