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Webinars

Indigenous Healing Practices in Music Therapy - Sherryl Sewepagaham

The Art and Heart of Drum Circles - Christine Stevens

The Health Arts Society - David Lemon

Music Care in Indigenous Communities - Kelly Laurila

The power of music to heal - Amy Sky

Singing For Wellness: No Wrong Notes, group singing in the oral tradition Melanie Boyd

Music and Healing in Cancer Care SarahRose Black

A Song Says a Thousand Words: Songwriting with Patients and Caregivers - Sarah Pearson

Music & Social Justice  Dr. Lee Willingham

The Role of Sound Environment in Recovery - Dr. Susan Mazer

Healing from the drum: Wholistic Experiences of Indigenous Drum Circle - Kelly Laurila

Blogs

1 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
2 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
3 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
4 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
5 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
6 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
7 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
8 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
9 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
10 of 10 Reasons why singing is good for your health by Sarah Pearson
A closer look into the effects of music on a cellualr level by Various Writers
An Activity a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Exploring Social Prescriptions by Various Writers
Campfire songs by Bev Foster
Dimensions of Music Care 10: Programming by Sarah Pearson
Dimensions of Music Care 9: Research by Chelsea Mackinnon
Dimensions of Music Care Part 1: Sound Environments by Sarah Pearson
Dimensions of Music Care Part 2: Music Care Specialities by Hannah Roberts Brockow
Dimensions of Music Care Part 3: Community Music by Sarah Pearson
Dimensions of Music Care Part 4: Musicking by Sarah Pearson
Dimensions of Music Care Part 5: Music Technology by Sarah Pearson
Dimensions of Music Care Part 6: Music Medicine by Sarah Pearson
Dr. Lee Bartel’s background in research and music benefits Room 217 board by Deb Bartlett
Faces of Music Care Part 8: Health Arts Societies – Concerts in Care by Noreen Langdon
From Magic to Method: Getting Specific about the Language of Music Care by Sarah Pearson
Global Perspectives on Music Therapy by Jane Luft
Josee's Song by Josee Foster
Meet Joanne Does, Certified Music Practitioner by Bev Foster
Music as a tool against substance abuse crisis by Various Writers
Music Care and Space by Sarah Pearson
Musician in healthcare appreciates partnership by Nick Cutts
Pete Seeger: a warrior of peace by Sarah Pearson
Social Bonding - How music brings - and keeps us - together by Yina Shan
Walking to the Beat of Music by Sophie Zhang
Why Music Is Not a Universal Language – and what that means for care by Sarah Pearson
McMaster students complete music care research projects by Deb Bartlett

 

Books

Bonny, H. (1978). The role of taped music programs in the GIM process. Baltimore, MY: ICM Books.

Crowe, B. (2004).  Music and soulmaking:  Toward a new theory of music therapy. Lanham, MA: Scarecrow Press.

Gaynor, M. (1999).  The healing power of sound. Boston, MA:  Shambhala Publications. Inc.

Gaynor, M. L. (1999).  The healing power of sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice, and music.  Boston, MA:  Shambhala Publications. Inc.

Juslin, P.N., & Sloboda, J.A. (Eds). (2010). Handbook of music and emotion: Theory, research, applications. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Articles

Adaman J.,Blaney, P., (1995).  The effects of musical mood induction on creativity.  Journal of Creative Behavior. 29(2):95-108

Baker, F.A., & MacDonald, R.A.R. (2014). Experiences of creating personally meaningful songs within a therapeutic context. Arts and Health, 6(2), 143-161.

Fraser, A., Bungay, H., & Munn-Giddings, C. (2014). The value of the use of participatory arts activities in residential care settings to enhance the well-being and quality of life of older people: A rapid review of the literature. Arts and Health, 6(3), 266-278.

Fraser, K.D., al Sayah, F. (2011). Arts-based methods in health research: A systematic review of the literature. Arts and Health, 3(2), 110-145.

Huhtinen-Hilden, L. (2014). Perspectives on professional use of arts and arts-based methods in elderly care. Arts and Health, 6(3), 223-234.

Rider, M. and Weldin, C. (1990).  Imagery, improvisation and immunity.  Arts in Psychotherapy. 17:211-216.

Skaggs, R., (1997).  The Bonny method of Guided Imagery and Music in the treatment of terminal illness:  a private practice setting.  American Music Therapy Association Perspectives 15 (1).

Skingley, A., Page, S., Clift, S., Morrison, I., Coulton, S., Treadwell, P., …Shipton, M. (2014). "Singing for breathing": Participants' perceptions of a group singing programme for people with COPD. Arts and Health, 6(1), 59-74.

Trappe, H.J. (2012). The effect of music on human physiology and pathophysiology. Music and Dementia, 4(2), 100-105.

Zaza, C., Sellick, S., Willan, A., Reyno, L., Browne, G. (1999). Healthcare professionals: familiarity with nonpharmacological strategies for managing cancer pain. Psychooncology 8(2): 99-111.

 

Links

American Music Therapy Association
www.musictherapy.org

Arts Health Network
www.artshealthnetwork.ca 
Created to advance understanding of the many ways that arts-based activities contribute to individual and community health.

Canadian Association for Music Therapy
www.musictherapy.ca

Ontario Trillium Foundation
www.trilliumfoundation.org 
The Ontario Trillium Foundation, one of Canada's leading grantmaking foundations, is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/laurier-centre-for-music-in-the-community/index.html

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/sidney-de-haan-research-centre/sidney-de-haan-research-centre.aspx

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