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1 Music for Healing Daryne Rockett, LCSW, CMP

2 The Significance of Music Communicates both with lyrics and beyond words Communicates both with lyrics and beyond words Tells our stories Tells our stories Moves us to laughter, to tears, to dance Moves us to laughter, to tears, to dance Accompanies important ceremonies Accompanies important ceremonies Provides a gateway to memories Provides a gateway to memories

3 Consider this piece of music. Listen with your eyes closed and allow it to tell you a story… What emotions did the piece evoke? What emotions did the piece evoke? What images come to mind? What images come to mind? What story does it awaken in you? What story does it awaken in you?

4 What memories does this piece evoke for you?

5 Now focus on the physiological response in your body to this piece of music… What did you notice your body doing? What did you notice your body doing? What did the music remind you of? What did the music remind you of?

6 Healing Benefits of Music Reduces pain Reduces pain Increases oxygen levels in the blood Increases oxygen levels in the blood Steadies respiration and heart rhythm Steadies respiration and heart rhythm Reduces anxiety and fear Reduces anxiety and fear Reduces nausea Reduces nausea Provides a focus different from hospital machines Provides a focus different from hospital machines Boosts immune response Boosts immune response

7 Pain Reliever with No Damaging Side Effects At St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, patients in critical care units listen to classical music. “Half an hour of music produced the same effect as ten milligrams of valium.” “Half an hour of music produced the same effect as ten milligrams of valium.” -Dr. Raymond Bahr -Dr. Raymond Bahr Director Coronary Care Unit

8 How does music heal? Distraction Distraction Entrainment Entrainment

9 Distraction A loud repetitive sound sends a constant signal to the cortex, masking input from other senses like vision, touch, and smell.

10 Entrainment: To Seek and Match Heart Rate Beats per Minute Heart Rate Beats per Minute Breath Breaths/Minute Waking 6-8 Breaths/Minute Sleeping Breath Breaths/Minute Waking 6-8 Breaths/Minute Sleeping BrainBeta – Waking Cycles/Second Alpha – Daydreaming 9-14 Theta – Trance 5-8 Delta – Deep Sleep BrainBeta – Waking Cycles/Second Alpha – Daydreaming 9-14 Theta – Trance 5-8 Delta – Deep Sleep 1.5-4

11 Frequency of Vibrations High pitched sounds increase stimulation High pitched sounds increase stimulation Low frequency sounds are grounding Low frequency sounds are grounding

12 Principles of the Music Practitioner Patient is the center of focus Patient is the center of focus Intent to provide an environment for healing Intent to provide an environment for healing Whole person concept of mind, body, spirit, and emotion Whole person concept of mind, body, spirit, and emotion

13 Holistic Health “Outside of sleep, breathing, nutrition and to some extent exercise... probably no behavior comes close to the power and diversity of music in eliciting homeodynamic shifts." -Mark Ryder The Rhythmic Language of The Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease

14 Why live music? Responsive to the changing state of the patient Responsive to the changing state of the patient Vibration of live instrument Vibration of live instrument Human connection Human connection

15 Four Categories of Clients Acutely illRhythmic music Acutely illRhythmic music Chronically illAll Styles Chronically illAll Styles Children and EldersFamiliar Music Children and EldersFamiliar Music Actively DyingArrhythmic music Actively DyingArrhythmic music

16 Music Thanatology “The delivery of music has everything to do with leading a patient from a feeling of safety to openness and release. “Letting go is some of the hardest work we can do, either as a patient or as a musician.” -Therese Schroeder-Sheker Chalice of Repose Project

17 Vibrations and Cancer The pictures above were taken while a xylophone was used over a period of fourteen minutes playing the Ionian Scale (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D)

18 "The human voice carries something in its vibration that makes it more powerful than any musical instrument: consciousness…. …It appeared that the cancer cells were not able to support a progressive accumulation of vibratory frequencies and were destroyed." …It appeared that the cancer cells were not able to support a progressive accumulation of vibratory frequencies and were destroyed." -Fabien Maman

19 Case Studies Grieving Parent Grieving Parent Alzheimer’s Unit Alzheimer’s Unit Dialysis Patient Dialysis Patient WWII Nurse WWII Nurse

20 Great Reading A Soprano on Her Head by Eloise Ristad A Soprano on Her Head by Eloise Ristad The Art of Being a Healing Presence by James Miller with Susan Cutshall The Art of Being a Healing Presence by James Miller with Susan Cutshall The Power of Sound by Joshua Leeds The Power of Sound by Joshua Leeds The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert Music is Healing by Dr. Frances le Roux Music is Healing by Dr. Frances le Roux

21 Music for Healing and Transition Program

22 I AM MUSIC; Most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient; I am eternal. Even before life began upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. And when people came, I at once became the most delicate, most subtle and most powerful medium for the expression of emotions…

23 …When people were little better than beasts, I influenced them for their good. In all ages, I have inspired people with hope, kindled their love, given a voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds, and soothed them in times of despair. I have played a great part in the drama of life, whose end and purpose are the complete perfection of human nature…

24 …Through my influence, humankind has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. With the aid of mankind, I have become a Fine Art; I have a myriad of voices and instruments. I am in the hearts of all people and on their tongues in all lands, among all peoples; the ignorant and unlettered know me, not less than the rich and the learned…

25 ..For I speak to all people in a language that all understand. Even the deaf hear me, if they but listen to the voices of their own souls. I am the food of love. I have taught gentleness and peace; and I have led people to heroic deeds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I am a necessary luxury to all. I AM MUSIC.

26 Daryne Rockett, LCSW, CMP (207) (207) 659-HARP


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