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1 Music: Mindfulness and Spirituality in Life Recovery Symposium Faculty January 30, hours

2 Music as a form of Treatment? Rhythm can guide the body into breathing in slower, deeper patterns that have a calming effect Heart rate and blood pressure are also responsive to the types of music that are listened to. Music can also relieve muscle tension and improve motor skills. It is often used to help rebuild physical patterning skills in rehabilitation clinics. Recovery Music

3 Levels of endorphins, natural pain relievers, are increased while listening to music, and levels of stress hormones are decreased. A 1993 study at Michigan State University showed that even 15 minutes of exposure to music could increase interleukin-1 levels, a consequence which also heightens immunity. The Mozart Effect: Playing Mozart increases Spatial Reasoning Help Reach Out to and Connect with “Hard to Reach” Patients (Autistic, Elderly, Teenagers, Severely Mentally Ill, Addicts?) Recovery Music

4 Levels of endorphins, natural pain relievers, are increased while listening to music, and levels of stress hormones are decreased. A 1993 study at Michigan State University showed that even 15 minutes of exposure to music could increase interleukin-1 levels, a consequence which also heightens immunity. The Mozart Effect: Playing Mozart increases Spatial Reasoning Help Reach Out to and Connect with “Hard to Reach” Patients (Autistic, Elderly, Teenagers, Severely Mentally Ill, Addicts?) Recovery Music

5 Music Therapy: Chant and Improvisation Establish a nonverbal channel of communication, and a bridge to verbal communication verbal communication Provide a fulfilling means of self-expression and identity formationself-expressionidentity formation Explore various aspects of self in relation to others Develop the capacity for interpersonal intimacy Develop group skills Develop creativity, expressive freedom, and playfulness with various degrees of structurecreativity Stimulate and develop the senses Play, on the spot, with a decisiveness that invites clarity of intentionintention Develop perceptual and cognitive skillscognitive skills

6 Recovery Music Music Therapy: Chant and Improvisation Establish a nonverbal channel of communication, and a bridge to verbal communication verbal communication Provide a fulfilling means of self-expression and identity formationself-expressionidentity formation Explore various aspects of self in relation to others Develop the capacity for interpersonal intimacy Develop group skills Develop creativity, expressive freedom, and playfulness with various degrees of structurecreativity Stimulate and develop the senses Play, on the spot, with a decisiveness that invites clarity of intentionintention Develop perceptual and cognitive skillscognitive skills

7 Recovery Music Tips on Using Music in your Practice Stay Open: Tastes vary Stay Current: Stay relevant Point out glorifying Of Use & Abuse Stay open to Spiritual struggles (Don't Preach?) Have YouTube Ready in session Ask your patients: What’s on your Ipod?


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