Why Music Improves Mood, Memory, and Motivation
As the world becomes more complex, society continues to seek new ways to feel more connected. Since becoming a certified music therapist almost three decades ago I have made many music connections with infants through to seniors, from the corporate lunchroom to the palliative care unit, from the classroom to correction centre, and with people struggling with their mental health to those living with dementia.
In so many ways music is simple — it brings more meaning into moments. In so many ways music is complex — it’s interaction with the brain, it’s effects on our mood, and it’s many triggers.
Through educational stories and examples of how music affects people’s lives, this presentation will bring your audience together and help them identify all the ways music could be used more intentionally to boost mood and restore feelings of wellbeing at home, work and in life.
- Learn inspirational research and studies that amplify the work happening at the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience.
- Hear case studies that demonstrate how music can reduce stress and anxiety when used with intention while igniting creativity required for new ideas and problem-solving
- Identify how music is a communication bridge, one that can help individuals express and process their most significant life challenges, difficult transitions, and at times, an unexpected health crisis.
Based on the book of the same title, Tune In, this presentation will demonstrate that when we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can and does happen……one note at a time.