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(Berklee Guide). Heal your body, mind and spirit using the profound power found in music. This research-based approach to wellness will help you to feel better. Learn to use music to manage your stress and reduce your physical suffering, whether due to the everyday stresses of life or emotional and physical pain. Dr. Hanser and Dr. Mandel share uniquely effective music therapy strategies, learned from many years of research, clinical practice, and personal experience. The accompanying audio provides musical selections with guided relaxation and
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Manage Your Stress and Pain Through Music

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Overview

(Berklee Guide). Heal your body, mind and spirit using the profound power found in music. This research-based approach to wellness will help you to feel better. Learn to use music to manage your stress and reduce your physical suffering, whether due to the everyday stresses of life or emotional and physical pain. Dr. Hanser and Dr. Mandel share uniquely effective music therapy strategies, learned from many years of research, clinical practice, and personal experience. The accompanying audio provides musical selections with guided relaxation and imagery to enhance your well-being. Includes a foreword, introduction and index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480351912
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 76 MB
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Table of Contents

CD Tracks viii

Foreword Ann Webster, Ph.D ix

Introduction xi

Part I The Foundation

Chapter 1 What Can Music Do for You? 3

Our Music Therapy Research 4

Childbirth 4

Depression and Anxiety 5

Cancer 6

Cardiac Illness 7

Research Underway 9

End Note 9

Chapter 2 What Is Stress? 11

Chapter 3 What Is Pain? 17

Chapter 4 Assess Your Needs 25

The Nature of Your Stress 26

What Do You Feel in Your Body? 28

What Is Going on in Your Mind? 31

The Nature of Your Pain 32

Your Personal Music 35

An Evolving Plan for Music 41

Part II Create Your Personal Music Plan

Introducing Your Personal Music Plan 48

Introducing You to Our Music 50

Chapter 5 Body and Breath 53

Take a Deep Breath 53

A Musical Workout 56

A Musical Massage 59

Building a Bond with Music 62

Chapter 6 Relax Your Body and Mind 67

Finding Inner Harmony 67

Sensing Peaceful Images 68

Discovering Your Imagination 71

Chapter 7 Through Your Mind to Your Body 75

Focus Your Attention 75

Creative Problem-Solving 77

Lullaby and Good Night 81

A Musical Boost 83

Chapter 8 Singing and Chanting 87

Singing 88

Chanting 91

Chapter 9 Songwriting 95

Write Some Lyrics 96

Write Some Music 100

From Your Mind to Your Heart 100

Write for Someone Else 100

Chapter 10 Playing an Instrument and Improvising 103

Play On 103

Take a Risk 104

Improvise 107

Chapter 11 Silence 113

Chapter 12 Applications for Everyday Living 117

The Traffic Buster 118

The Workout Mom 119

The Substitute 119

The Guitarist 120

The Singing Bowl 120

The Chanter 121

The Punk Rocker 122

The Companion 122

A Warm Glow 123

Reaching Out to Others 124

Chapter 13 Applications for Stress and Pain 127

The Sleep Manager 128

Bryan's Lullaby 128

The Pain Manager 129

The Chronic Pain Manager 130

Sweet Distraction 130

The Stress Manager 131

Slowing Down 132

Feeling Wiggy 133

Through Pain and Will 133

A New Woman 134

Shared Joy 134

The Entertainer 135

In a Mother's Words: A Pre- and Post-Natal Music Listening Experience 136

Amazing Grace 139

The Easy Listener 140

Your Music Applications 142

Part III Evaluate and Enhance Your Music Plan

Chapter 14 Coda: Music for Life 147

Evaluate Your Experiences 148

Commit to Your Plan 148

Value Yourself 149

Acknowledgments 152

Appendix A Bibliography, Music Resources, and For Further Reading 155

Appendix B Log Sheets 161

Stress Assessment Log 162

Pain Assessment Log 164

Music Listening Log 166

Music Plan Worksheet 168

Index 170

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