Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit

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I’m very excited to share that I’ll be speaking Monday, June 19th at the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit!

⇒ You can get your free ticket here http://adbn.co/childwillthrive

My good friend, Tara Hunkin, founder of My Child Will Thrive, has brought together 25+ of the top doctors, researchers, nutritionists, and therapists for this completely free online conference to teach you exactly how to…

  • Identify the root causes of your child’s symptoms of Autism, ADHD, and SPD
  • Tell you about the latest research and how this can be applied to help your child
  • Put the pieces of the puzzle together so you can help your child thrive now!

The great thing about online summits is you can watch from the comfort of your own home without expensive travel or time away from your friends and family to attend a conference.

That’s why I’m so excited that Tara is putting this together for you!

My session is about using music to heal your child’s brain, where you’ll learn:

  • Why sound is important to the early development of the brain
  • How sound impacts the ANS and why this is of particular importance to autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder community
  • What symptoms parents will recognize in their kids when they are struggling with dysregulation/inappropriate development/function of the brain
  • How the ability to calm the sympathetic response through music will help emotional regulation and sleep etc.
  • Why improving the child’s ability to regulate the ANS and sympathetic response will translate to improvements in other areas of health such as immune function
  • What is The Listening Program?
    • What symptoms does it address?
    • How does The Listening Program do this?
    • What can a parent/child expect if they use The Listening Program?
    • What ages do you recommend starting with the program?
    • How long does it take to see results?
    • What types of results can the parents expect to see?
    • How they get access to the program?
    • How The Listening Program complement other therapies?

Make sure to grab your free ticket to the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit http://adbn.co/childwillthrive

Join me along with more than 25 expert speakers and get inspired by the possibilities…

Sign up for the Summit for free http://adbn.co/childwillthrive and find the answers you are looking for!

Also, along with the expert talks, there are also free guides and discounts you’ll receive access to if you sign up!

Get your free access here!

 

Rhythm: Mickey Hart’s “Drum Ki”

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Dead Heads and fellow art collectors rejoice! Mickey Hart has revealed an intriguing way for us to visually experience rhythm and I’ll tell you about it a bit later in the post.

While not a Dead Head myself, I’m a fan, and experienced the Grateful Dead at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View in September of 89. It was a spontaneous weekend. My buddy Gary and I went to Trader Joe’s loaded up his BMW with Oranjeboom Lager, jumped on the 405 in Van Nuys, blasting the curious Icelandic sounds of Bjork for the 5 hour drive north. We had no show tickets, no motel room; just an impulse, desire, and the freedom to roll…

Some 24 years later I can’t say I recall all the details of that trip, and if I could, better to leave some things unsaid…What I can share is that it was a short, but epic journey, and everything a youthful adventure Road Trippin’ should be. In the cycle of two California sunsets I came to understand why the faithful followed these iconic musicians across the globe—Vibe; the rhythm of music and community.

At this moment I’m listening to the recording of Grateful Dead from that very concert. VIDEO  The music is recalling the vivid sensory experience of this episodic memory from the deep recesses of my hippocampus. Central to this recollection is the vibratory pulse invoked through Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart’s rhythms.

Mickey’s creative spirit has taken him down many paths. The latest is “Drum Ki” a fine art collection that utilizes sophisticated technology to create a new medium translating rhythm to visual art. I find it to be extraordinary; a visualization of the invisible, rhythmic waveforms created with percussion then captured onto canvas.

Recently I completed production on many hours of percussion forward cross-cultural music with my colleagues for a rhythm-based music listening program. Rhythm has been the central theme in my consciousness. Just this morning I was analyzing the real time visual waveforms of our music when I went online and viewed a piece in Hart’s collection called The Sermon. I was struck as happens when I’m called to a piece of art. For me it symbolizes the deeper meaning of our project; to find our pulse, the rhythm within ourselves and our environment. See it here.

If you’re interested to learn about our rhythm project I’ll be presenting it with fellow producers Sheila Allen and Nacho Arimany at the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Music and Medicine Conference 2013 at the University of Georgia later this month. Presentation Abstract.

Explore Mickey Hart’s ‘‘Drum Ki” and share in the comments if you’re drawn to this collection too. I’d love to know and if so, which piece speaks to you.

The Brain is Art

The brain is an amazing work of art. The aesthetic; elegant design, pleasing in proportion and balance, with a complex surface landscape and vast interconnected universe of neural networks linking billions of neurons that enable us to sense, feel, think and express.

This thing that allows us to appreciate beauty in all it’s forms is beautiful unto itself, a perfect balance of harmony and nature. The human brain is truly a glorious creation, a sight to behold. If you have never had the opportunity to see one for yourself, consider it. Within us, we each hold the world’s greatest masterpiece!

In the UK March 29 – June 17? Then be sure to visit a free exhibition ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London,