Published January 6, 2015
Events , Interviews , music , music research , neuroscience
Tags: brain, Concetta Tomaino, institute for music and neurologic function, music, music therapy, oliver sacks, The Listening Program Radio
It’s a New Year and time for the first episode of The Listening Program® Radio for 2015! And, I’m elated to share that Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino will be my guest tomorrow, Wednesday, January 7th from 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern to discuss Music, the Brain and Therapeutic Results.
Dr. Tomaino is executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and is internationally known for her research in the clinical applications of music and neurologic rehabilitation including decades of clinical work with the acclaimed neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks. The recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Music Therapy Association, Concetta is one of the pioneers in the field of music therapy.
If you share my fascination with the profound ways music can improve the human condition I invite you to join us for this free call. You can register here and receive a program reminder before the show.
More about the program
What does contemporary neuroscience tell us about music and the brain? How do these findings support clinical applications of music therapy in child development as well as recovery or maintenance of function in adults with brain injuries? Drawing from research and her extensive clinical work, many chronicled by Dr. Oliver Sacks, Dr. Tomaino provides an overview of music and the brain and shares evidence for the efficacy of clinical applications of music in stroke rehabilitation, enhanced function in Parkinson’s disease and improved memory and quality of life in those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Join Alex Doman and his guest Concetta Tomaino for insights into music and the brain. This program will help you understand:
- How is music used in therapy?
- What is music therapy?
- What are some of the clinical applications of music to help those with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke? Children with developmental delays?
- How is the field of neuroscience helping inform the field of music therapy?
Published November 24, 2014
brain awareness , brain research , Interviews , neuroscience
Tags: adolescence, brain, Brainstorm, Dan siegel, Daniel Siegel, teenage brain, teenager
As a parent to 3 boys, two of whom are adolescents, I’m equally fascinated and perplexed by the inner workings of their minds. To help unravel the mysteries of the teenage brain I’ve invited New York Times Bestselling Author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, M.D. for an interview on The Listening Program® Radio to explore the teenage brain. According to Dr. Siegel if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another. Sounds good to me. If you agree, please join us for this free call Wednesday, December 3rd, at 8:00pm Eastern. Register here to receive a program reminder.
More about the program
In The New York Times Bestseller Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts adolescent behavior and relationships from ages 12-24. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children’s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide. Join host Alex Doman and his guest Daniel Siegel for an enlightening conversation about the teenage brain. This program will help you;
- Identify changes in the teenage brain responsible for increased risk taking
- Outline how integration in the brain during adolescence promotes gist thinking
- Name 4 essential aspects of adolescence
- Describe an integrated relationship
Perhaps you saw the viral video that was going around in the summer of 2012. It featured an elderly gentleman in a nursing home, coming alive through listening to music from his era as if it was manna from heaven. I posted about Henry’s Music back then not knowing that two years later a social worker named Dan Cohen, the man responsible for giving the gift of music to Henry would be my guest on The Listening Program® Radio.
That video was a clip from the production of Alive Inside, the 2014 Sundance Audience Award winning documentary, which brings attention to the work of nonprofit Music & Memory, which promotes the use of music to transform the lives of elders in nursing homes and at their own home regardless of cognitive or physical limitations. This captivating and touching film profiles Henry and other aging elders who are caught in the shattering grip of dementia, but who find light and hope through the beautiful sounds of personal music.
Join me and my guest Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory for what is sure to be an inspiring conversation on The Listening Program Radio Monday, October 6th at 8 pm Eastern.
Register here to receive an email reminder before the free call.
Earlier this summer I had the good fortune of attending the Advanced Clinical Summit with my friends and colleagues at EEG Info in Southern California. My wife and I were there together speaking with many of the leading Neurofeedback practitioners from around the world. During the course of that weekend I noticed a familiar face in the room. That familiar face was Helen Irlen, creator of the Irlen Method.
Helen’s name has come up often with our network of providers who offer The Listening Program® and inTime™ music listening therapy methods. Many of whom combine our brain training through the auditory pathways with visual training, often using the Irlen colored filters. I don’t know a lot about the Irlen Method, but I do know many true believers and practitioners so I’ve asked Helen Irlen to join me on The Listening Program Radio and Podcast to share just what her fascinating work is all about.
If you are interested in tools for brain change, and more specifically how for over 30 years, the Irlen Method has been transforming lives using colored filters please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern for The Listening Program Radio. This teleseminar is FREE and open to the public. Register here.
This program will cover;
· What is the Irlen Method?
· How does it work: Mind-Body Connection
· Who can benefit from colored filters?
· How can you tell if you need to see through color?
· What are the changes?
Published July 21, 2014
ABT News , Events
Tags: Alex Doman, inTime, kamran fallahpour, music, music listening therapy, nacho arimany, neuroscience, rhythm, sheila allen, The Listening Program, the rockefeller university, timing
During the launch of inTime earlier this year we were very honored to have The Rockefeller University host us in their Science and Lecture Series for inTime: Intercultural Rhythms, Music, Sound and Science.
The event was a panel discussion with fellow inTime producers Sheila Allen, Nacho Arimany and me, moderated by neuroscientist Dr. Kamran Fallahpour. Following the panel inTime music composer and multi-instrumentalist Nacho Arimany treated us to an incredible concert of his original world-music compositions.
Why am I sharing this with you now? Well, our friends at Ferro Productions and Attitude Post filmed and edited the event into a 15 part video series for us at Advanced Brain Technologies. And I’m thrilled to share it is now available with full access for your online viewing!
You can watch the Introductions (Part 1) here, then go on to view the other 14 parts at your leisure!
I certainly hope you enjoy the series and learning more about inTime , a rhythm-based music listening method developed to influence brain performance and to stimulate changes in focus, rhythm & time, and stress response.
Forgive me, I can’t contain my excitement!
After months of hard work by an amazing group of people today we launched the entirely new Sleep Genius app for iOS. And then the most amazing thing happened… It has been featured as a Best New App in the App Store! Personally, I have to agree with Apple on that point.
Can’t sleep like 25% of your family and friends? Check out the app and tell me what you think!
Android users, the new app will be in Google play anytime now.
Wearables anyone? Sleep Genius seamlessly integrates with Jawbone Up and Fitbit. Note you’ll need to in app purchase Premium for $4.99 to access the Dashboard then do your Personalized Sleep Setup to connect your wearable. Use Samsung Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo? You’ll find the app pre loaded on your device. Gear fit, find it here.
Promotional plug officially over. Thanks for listening… And sleep well… Zzz…