"Where Words Leave Off, Music Begins" by Tory Rogers, CTRS, CDP, CMDCP
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“Where words leave off, music begins.”
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’ve always known these two quotations to be true. It has been the truth within my own life. But watching these truths unfold in my professional life holds a completely different meaning.
In our recent large bodied (facilities) client survey, we collected data on service quality, perceived progress, and reasons for using music therapy services. Although not all clients responded to the online survey, those that responded did so with stellar reviews of Healing Sounds services and providers.
Where professional development and self care meet.
To thank you for all of your support in advocating for music therapy services, we want to share a referral program with you.
Music Therapy and Adults with I/DD
In March, I had two opportunities for professional development. First, I attended and presented at the Mid-Atlantic American Music Therapy Association annual conference in Reston, VA. Then, I traveled to a retreat center outside of Charlottesville, VA to begin Level 3 of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).
The Solution Might Be in the Music...
Hello everyone! As the newest member of the Healing Sounds team, I thought it was time that you all got to know me a little bit.
New practice. New space. New interventions. New energy.
Are you stuck? Are you unhappy and struggling with the next steps? Well, most of the problem may be in your thinking patterns and the solution might be in the music...
Mamapreneur: Business Hustle and Anxiety
I realize how fortunate I am that my professional passions and talents are all under one roof now.
Music, Movement and Mindfulness
Being a mom is awesome. Being a mom is terrifying. Being a mom-boss is both awesome and terrifying.
RVA is for lovers. Lovers of good food. Lovers of being outdoors. Lovers of art. Lovers of music. We should also be lovers of inspiring our children to be confident, self-aware, and creative.
Making Sense of MT and ASD by Megan Martin, MA, MT-BC
We're better together. Whether you're near, or whether you're far. You'll always be right inside my heart. 'Cause, we will always be better, together.
Music therapy has often been utilized with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But, why?
Simple and Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood by Anna McChesney, MS, LPC, MT-BC
Video blog! Today I'm sharing with you all my process when I wrote a lullaby for my oldest daughter. Lullabies are wonderful tools for baby sleep! The process of writing a lullaby can seem daunting, but it's worth the effort. Lullabies provide an opportunity for bonding between parents and infants, help prepare babies for sleep, and provide a transition tool to help your child go to bed without difficulty.
Coffee, Yoga and Creativity by Barbara Jehu, Certified Dementia Practitioner
To ignore their feelings because it’s unpleasant or uncomfortable or that say they will deal with it later. While those are certainly an option of how to cope, there are many options to try that are easy, doable, and doesn't take much time and effort!
Coffee and Creativity by Megan Martin, MA, MT-BC
While each resident presents as a unique individual, their Dementias also have unique characteristics; hence, the need for creative interventions.
A Boy and His Guitar by Sharon Baber
From the moment I wake with my coffee till I rest in the evening with my glass of wine, my creative brain is constantly working.
The Undeniable Power of Music by Daneyelle Elder, MT-BC
Stop by our house on any given day and you will, almost certainly, hear Johnny Cash or John Denver songs being played on a bright red guitar by our 19-year-old son, Joey. But there was a time when such a thing seemed all but impossible to us.
Growth as a Music Therapist: My Work in Juvenile Detention by Anna McChesney
Music just has a way of breaking down our walls that we have put up and affirming that we are not alone in the world.
I found that although I was in the leadership role with a plan, goals, and assessments in place to measure the kids learning, I was often learning and growing along side them.