Music Appreciation, Education, and as Therapeutic


Music Appreciation, Education, and as Therapeutic

Music as therapeutic for the body and the mind (somatics) with individual or group sessions, also. This is helpful in identifying emotions (archetypes) and helping heal what Jung called "the feeling-toned complexes"--I apply this term to my theories in music as healing through the identification and use of the soul's tones and preferences as well as catharsis of negative emotional tones. I also use Jung's Active Imagination techniques with music at times. 

Music is especially helpful in the development of the psyche and soulfulness of children and in uplifting their spirits. Music promotes expression for those who are otherwise shy and brings confidence through its exuberance and experiencing harmony in unison with others. In more moody pieces/works of music, it helps children learn to process and handle difficult moods--and helps them, unconsciously, realize that other people have felt the same way they have felt/feel in a difficult situation, as it will evoke these feelings from within and bring thoughtful attention to them in order to express/end them when the musical work/song ends. In this way, too, as with adults, it can help identify difficult emotions without having to bring them up oneself; it helps an indivudal "face the music" of what might otherwise be an uncomfortable format. This is just the tip of the iceberg with music as healing and as inspiration. 

Music also inspires and reflects upon the movement of time through space. (Whereas dance is the movement of space through time. In in-person music sessions, dance can also be combined in therapeutic sessions with sound, and is successful in individual or group settings with children. Music and movement can also be done with adults in individual or settings.)

For children/tweens/teens, I offer cultural creative arts programs in educational settings. I also offer music education in private practice foir individual settings.