Manage Your Stress and Pain Through Music

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
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Heal your body, mind and spirit using the profound power found in music. This research-based approach to wellness will help you to feel better. Learn to use music to manage your stress and reduce your physical suffering, whether due to the everyday stresses of life or emotional and physical pain. Dr. Hanser and Dr. Mandel share uniquely effective music therapy strategies, learned from many years of research, clinical practice, and personal experience. The accompanying CD provides musical selections with guided relaxation and imagery to enhance your well-being. Includes a foreword, introduction and index.

Author Biography

Dr. Suzanne B. Hanser is founding chair, Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music, and is affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She is past president of both the World Federation of Music Therapy and National Association for Music Therapy Dr. Susan E. Mandel is a consultant to Lake Health in Ohio, where she manages the music therapy program and music therapy research investigations. She is on the faculty of the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix.

Table of Contents

CD Tracksp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Foundation
What Can Music Do for You?p. 3
Our Music Therapy Researchp. 4
Childbirthp. 4
Depression and Anxietyp. 5
Cancerp. 6
Cardiac Illnessp. 7
Research Underwayp. 9
End Notep. 9
What Is Stress?p. 11
What Is Pain?p. 17
Assess Your Needsp. 25
The Nature of Your Stressp. 26
What Do You Feel in Your Body?p. 28
What Is Going on in Your Mind?p. 31
The Nature of Your Painp. 32
Your Personal Musicp. 35
An Evolving Plan for Musicp. 41
Create Your Personal Music Plan
Introducing Your Personal Music Planp. 48
Introducing You to Our Musicp. 50
Body and Breathp. 53
Take a Deep Breathp. 53
A Musical Workoutp. 56
A Musical Massagep. 59
Building a Bond with Musicp. 62
Relax Your Body and Mindp. 67
Finding Inner Harmonyp. 67
Sensing Peaceful Imagesp. 68
Discovering Your Imaginationp. 71
Through Your Mind to Your Bodyp. 75
Focus Your Attentionp. 75
Creative Problem-Solvingp. 77
Lullaby and Good Nightp. 81
A Musical Boostp. 83
Singing and Chantingp. 87
Singingp. 88
Chantingp. 91
Songwritingp. 95
Write Some Lyricsp. 96
Write Some Musicp. 100
From Your Mind to Your Heartp. 100
Write for Someone Elsep. 100
Playing an Instrument and Improvisingp. 103
Play Onp. 103
Take a Riskp. 104
Improvisep. 107
Silencep. 113
Applications for Everyday Livingp. 117
The Traffic Busterp. 118
The Workout Momp. 119
The Substitutep. 119
The Guitaristp. 120
The Singing Bowlp. 120
The Chanterp. 121
The Punk Rockerp. 122
The Companionp. 122
A Warm Glowp. 123
Reaching Out to Othersp. 124
Applications for Stress and Painp. 127
The Sleep Managerp. 128
Bryan's Lullabyp. 128
The Pain Managerp. 129
The Chronic Pain Managerp. 130
Sweet Distractionp. 130
The Stress Managerp. 131
Slowing Downp. 132
Feeling Wiggyp. 133
Through Pain and Willp. 133
A New Womanp. 134
Shared Joyp. 134
The Entertainerp. 135
In a Mother's Words: A Pre- and Post-Natal Music Listening Experiencep. 136
Amazing Gracep. 139
The Easy Listenerp. 140
Your Music Applicationsp. 142
Evaluate and Enhance Your Music Plan
Coda: Music for Lifep. 147
Evaluate Your Experiencesp. 148
Commit to Your Planp. 148
Value Yourselfp. 149
Acknowledgmentsp. 152
Bibliography, Music Resources, and For Further Readingp. 155
Log Sheetsp. 161
Stress Assessment Logp. 162
Pain Assessment Logp. 164
Music Listening Logp. 166
Music Plan Worksheetp. 168
Indexp. 170
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