Music Medicine: The Science and Spirit of Healing Yourself with Sound

Overview Why are we able to recognize melodies before we are born? Why does making music actually switch off the genes that signal stress? It is because music is part of who we are at the deepest level-and we don't need any special talent or training to harness its power to enhance our lives. With Music Medicine, music therapist Christine Stevens presents an information-packed resource, filled with scientifically based practices for accessing and attuning to the natural healing properties of music. Drawing from a wealth of research and her own pioneering h See more details below
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Overview

Why are we able to recognize melodies before we are born? Why does making music actually switch off the genes that signal stress? It is because music is part of who we are at the deepest level-and we don't need any special talent or training to harness its power to enhance our lives. With Music Medicine, music therapist Christine Stevens presents an information-packed resource, filled with scientifically based practices for accessing and attuning to the natural healing properties of music. Drawing from a wealth of research and her own pioneering healing work in some of the most challenging places around the world, Stevens invites readers to discover:

. Accessing the four elements of music-rhythm as medicine for the body, melody for the heart, harmony for the soul, and silence for the mind

. Why making music accelerates our ability to heal and change

. Healing playlists-each chapter features valuable download recommendations and links for selecting healing music

. The drum massage, creating your power song, full-body listening, and other effective and enjoyable practices

"Music," teaches Christine Stevens, "can do so much more than entertain us." With Music Medicine, she provides a thoroughly researched, accessible, and practical guide for therapists, healing practitioners, musicians-and anyone interested in music for health and spiritual growth.

Endorsements for Music Medicine:

"Music Medicine brings home to our hearts the truth that music is an organic medicine. Christine Stevens reveals how the intricate beauty of harmony, rhythm, and song course through our veins, uniting us with the cosmic music of the universe."

-Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation

"Music Medicine is an interstate of sound that awakens, soothes, dances, and silences us."

-Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and The Harmony of Health

"Christine is a master at building energy and unifying audiences through music."

-T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

"Each of Christine's lessons has helped me to become a musical instrument and a singer of my own song."

-Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

"In this book, Christine provides a powerful and educational curriculum for music therapists, musicians, and anyone interested in music wellness. Music becomes the language to unite and heal across the continents."

-Antoinette Follett, Editor-in-Chief, Making Music

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"Music Medicine brings home to our hearts the truth that music is a most organic medicine. Christine Stevens reveals how the intricate beauty of harmony, rhythm, and song course through our veins, uniting us with the cosmic music of the universe."
-Michael Bernard Beckwith Author of Spiritual Liberation

" Music Medicine is an interstate of sound that awakens, soothes, dances, and silences us."
-DON CAMPBELL Author of The Mozart Effect

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604077995
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 651,867
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

As director of Music Therapy and Wellness Programs at Remo Drum Company and through her own company UpBeat Drum Circles, Christine has led music and wellness seminars internationally in places including Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, England, and the USA. For more about Christine, visit her website at www.ubdrumcircles.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Joan Borysenko, PhD ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Prelude xvii

1 Sound Check 1

2 The Medicine of Music 9

3 Rhythm: Medicine for the Body 25

4 Melody: Medicine for the Heart 53

5 Harmony: Medicine for the Soul 81

6 Silence: Medicine for the Mind 107

7 Inner Music: Medicine for the Spirit 131

8 Orchestrating Change: Medicine for the World 155

Postlude 175

Notes 179

Guide to Using Music Medicine for Personal and Professional Development 189

About the Author 197

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