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Tune In

Use music intentionally to curb stress, boost mood & restore health.

A Music Therapy Approach to Life.

2015 (Revised & Expanded), Hugo House Publishers

Tune In is an introduction to what music therapists do. It also details 10 strategies to incorporate music more intentionally in all our lives – to curb stress, boost morale and restore health. 

Combining powerful personal stories, cutting-edge clinical research, and straightforward strategies and exercises that have immediate take-home value, Tune In is an accessible and perspective-shifting read unlike any other that’s been written to date by a music therapist. Intended to help readers from all walks of life learn how to use music to reduce stress, boost morale, and restore health – and when to access a music therapist for optimum benefit. Tune In provides a roadmap to the incredible ways in which music can help us feel better connected and find wellbeing – even (or especially!) in the darkest and most stressful of times.

Music can and does save healthcare dollars, but its effects go far deeper than its monetary value,” says Buchanan. 

Tune In is about people and the music-based practices that have worked for them, and gives actual strategies to use at home and at the office. The goal is simple: I want you to feel better, empowered, and uplifted through music!” 

A useful, enlightening and ear-opening read, Tune In explores:

  • The “triggering” power of music – to emotional states both good and bad – and how to use this information to your advantage;
  • Intentional listening: how to find the right tunes, and employ them at the right time in the right way;
  • What music therapy is, and how working with a music therapist can change your perspective, wellbeing, and life;
  • Simple, personalized strategies and exercises to get the most out of music.

READ THE REVIEWS:

Amazon Reviews

Room 217 Book Review

Art Therapy Association Book Review

Psychology.com

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Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA

Author of Wellness Incorporated and Tune In

Health Entrepreneur for 28 years

Jennifer Buchanan is a health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Buchanan has served hundreds of organizations with her team at JB Music Therapy, which she founded in 1991.

JB Music Therapy has thrice been nominated for the Community Impact Award by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Jennifer is also the former president of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (1998-2001, 2013-2015). She is recognized as an esteemed leader in bridging academic research in music, medicine and the public.

Jennifer has appeared in many media outlets and presented internationally to numerous education, healthcare and government organizations. She is currently on the board of directors with the Famous 5 Foundation and looks forward to visiting more places and meeting more interesting people on her life’s journey.