Sound- The Unknown Pillar of Health


Back in June I had the honor of being the first guest for a new teleconference series from the Sound and Music Alliance. Dr. Zacciah Blackburn interviewed me about our work at Advanced Brain Technologies, delving into some of the history and evolution of The Listening Program. This link will take you to the recording of the program. I had a great time during this interview and hope you enjoy it. If you have any comments or questions for me, feel free to comment here.

Reflections on Sound and Music Alliance Symposium 2010

A couple weeks ago I trekked to Wisdom House Retreat Center in Litchfield, CT to join in a weekend symposium for the newly formed Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA).  This was  a weekend like no other as I spent it with 100 of the most influential forces engaged in the intentional use of sound and music. SAMA is a technically a non-profit membership organization, but I feel it is best described as a community in the most real sense. People who care about a common cause, and are willing to invest themselves into the betterment of the community as a whole before their own self interests.

I had the opportunity to reunite with old friends, current colleagues, leaders who I have always wanted to meet, and bright young stars who will help us propel the awareness of the transformative power of music and sound for coming generations. Physicians, pediatric therapists, music therapists, listening therapists, psychotherapists, musicians, product developers, and a host of other specialists shared their vision, ideas, and creative wisdom to envision the future of this diverse field. What is the vision? From my seat in this very wide circle of influence it is clear… the unequivocal acceptance and understanding that the right sound and music can profoundly change your life.  That incorporating  sound health practices into your daily diet can help you to achieve wellness, happiness, and a longer, more fulfilled life.

There is much more to say, but for now I will share I am truly inspired by that weekend, and as I write listening to a Haydn String Quartet performed by the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble and recorded by my dear departed friend and  former Music Director for Advanced Brain Technologies Richard Lawrence that I compel you to take note of the sound in your life and see its potential to change it for the better.

Please visit SAMA online and consider supporting the work of this fine organization by becoming a member.

Sound and Music Alliance

I am attending the first Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA) symposium in Litchfield, CT this weekend as an invited panelist. This is an exciting new organization advancing the intentional use and transformative power of sound and music.

SAMA, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization is an interdisciplinary alliance of therapists, clinicians, educators, musicians, researchers, sound and music practitioners, indigenous teachers, program developers, and product manufacturers.

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