Music Therapy Missoula MT

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Jan Newman
(406) 258-6284
3436 Mountain Drive
Clinton, MT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Sweetwater Patient Services
(406) 541-0420
2810 Brooks St.
Missoula, MT
 
Inner Workings Resources
(406) 443-3439
210 N. Higgins, Suite O
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Clinical Hypnotherapy
Gender
Male
Education
Professional Hypnotherapy
Associated Hospitals
St. Patrick's - Missoula, St. Peter's - Helena
Professional Memberships
American Society of Hypnotists Examiners

M4U LLC
(406) 541-9222
2935 Stockyards Roads, Unit M4
Missoula , MT
Specialty
Medical Cannabis
Gender
All
Education
Ethical, Educated and Compliant
Associated Hospitals
none
Professional Memberships
Yes

Montana Whole Health
(406) 552-5041
725 W. Alder St Ste 2
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Naturopathic Physician
Gender
Female
Education
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Professional Memberships
Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Lillian Flowers
(406) 546-6354
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Akashic Records, Channeling, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, Medical Intuitive, Medium, Metaphysics, Psychic, Reiki, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling
Associated Hospitals
Psychic & Medical Intuitive

Cornerstone Chiropractic Center
(406) 541-9150
715 Kensington Ave #24a
Missoula, MT
 
Natalie Morrow
(406) 370-8170
Red Willow Center
Missoula, MT
Specialty
BodyTalk, AnimalTalk & Reiki
Education
BA, MS
Professional Memberships
International BodyTalk Association

W Chiropractic
(406) 549-9100
2801 Great Northern Loop
Missoula, MT
 
Braincore Therapy Clinic
(406) 273-4686
5537 Old US Hwy 93
Florence, MT
Specialty
Neurofeedback
Gender
Male
Education
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Songs in the Key of Health

The ability of music to engage the brain on different levels simultaneously gives it
a unique healing power. As scientists study exactly how we respond to its profound
influence, therapists are learning how to employ music to help people overcome
an array of physical, mental and emotional challenges.

By Allan Richter

October 2008

The bedtime lullaby your mother sang. The rock ballad you danced to at your wedding. The hospital Muzak playing while you awaited the birth of your first child. The hymn sung at your parent’s funeral.

A lifetime of music surrounds us, though we each attach our own perceptions to which of it comforts, motivates, disturbs and uplifts. Teenagers playing air guitar to Van Halen’s “Panama” have an entirely different experience than Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega did when US soldiers blasted the same song through loudspeakers to rout him from his hiding place. Or just consider the dozing man and his enthralled wife at the Philharmonic.

Couple that subjective nature of music with its vast array of styles and instruments on which to play them. Then toss improvised versus structured approaches into the mix. It is little wonder that music therapy is still an evolving discipline and that the neuroscience of music—less than 30 years old but with mounting research on how music affects health—remains largely mysterious.

Therapeutic Sounds
Health practitioners say the many colors of music let them apply it to a wide range of afflictions. “It facilitates recovery the way, I don’t want to say medications do, but it’s a complementary treatment. In some cases it can replace other treatments,” says Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, executive director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at Beth Abraham Hospital in New York.

Music therapy is used in stress reduction and wellness maintenance for the general population, and in virtually all elements of early child development, including autism therapy. Music is also used to manage pain, to encourage healing before and after surgery, and among cancer, dementia, stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients.

Alan Turry, MA, MT-BC, NRMT, co-director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University, says his treatment of Maria Logis, a corporate manager who had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, underscores how the many dimensions of music can be harnessed. When Logis was diagnosed, she was numbed by the news. Then, with no background as a singer, she decided she wanted to sing. With Turry on piano, Logis improvised lyrics that put her in touch with her feelings for the first time since her diagnosis. First she sang about the cancer, then about her relationship with her mother and other parts of her life that had not been unearthed in years.

“The music was very powerful for her,” Turry recounts. “She would actually cry as she was singing. She was getting in touch with feelings that were repressed.” The full realiza...

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