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BioGuided Music therapy and Improvisation
February 7, 2014 @ 5:00 am - February 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Bio-Guided Music therapy
Music is the language of the soul. Communication skills will be demonstrated through music making and connecting with a deeper part of self (soul) and with others. While hooked up to biofeedback equipment, musical tones will be generated through a participant’s physiology. Other group members will have the opportunity to “jam” with these tones and witness the impact on stress measures.
Music Improvisation skills will be explored. Participants will play in ensembles with someone hooked up with real-time physiology to see the effects of the sounds. Application and benefits of music improvisation will be discussed and demonstration for stress reduction, pain management, developing listening skills, self-expression and team building.
During the weekend participants will gain hands-on experience in creating musical environments based on real-time physiological output of muscle tension, heart-rate, skin conductance and EEG brainwaves.
Demonstrations with music therapy interventions of singing, drumming and guided imagery combined with physiological data will show how one can gain greater awareness of physiological functions and how thoughts may affect physiology.