The top three goals in Music Therapies are:
*Garner Attention, *Regulate Moods and *Stimulate Arousal.When these occur, all areas of the brain are stimulated and healing begins.
Insurance companies and FDA alike need to recognize the validity of this work and doctors have much to learn about mindfulness, empathy and "slow listening"; all of which can come through music therapies.
Every panelist of the day paid homage to the memory and life's work of Oliver Sacks, who worked closely with this Institute over the years. It was an inspiring day. I will post a 2nd blog soon with more details of the conference and how it integrates into my program. Thanks for reading!