More than a song: An interview with Dr. Barbara Dunn

In this program, Dr. Barbara Dunn, a music therapist from Seattle, Washington, talks about her new book, More Than a Song: Exploring the Healing Art of Music Therapy. Director of the music therapy program at Whidbey General Hospital, she shares stories and songs from her work with patients with AIDS, lung disease, labor contractions, panic attacks and pain. Through songwriting, vocalizing, music relaxation, and other techniques, she speaks about the influence of Buddhist psychology in her approach and the importance of being present and meeting patients where they are at. Her book is published through the University Book Store Press in Seattle. To contact her or to order a copy of her book, visit www.barbaradunn.com.

Music:

I will Remember You — Barbara Dunn

Old Devil Time — Pete Seeger

We Have Come This Far — Barbara Dunn

Sing A Lullaby —  Barbara Dunn

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Shostakovich and the mysterious healing

“What is this mysterious medium that moves and heals us?” How does music work as a therapeutic and wellness tool? What does it look like? Where did these practices begin? This show starts out with Dr. Sangeeta Swamy’s experience with the Chagall String Quartet, and how an audience member’s story of healing led her to discover the therapeutic powers of music. Learn about professions such as sound healing, music practitioners, music therapy, and music thanatology and find out about the work these healers do with everyday children, teens and adults across the country.

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Related links:

American Music Therapy Association

Sound Healers Association

Music for Healing Transitions Program

Music Thanatology Association International

Music:

On the Wings of Horses/Peter Rowan

Shostakovich Quartet No. 7/St. Petersburg String Quartet

Awake/Peter Mayer

Heart Chakra/Jonathon Goldman/Chakra Chants

Sacred Stones/Sheila Chandra

Heart Chakra/Tibetan Chakra Meditations/Christina Mitchell and Ben Scott

Sri Venkatash/Bombay Jayashri

Halloween Blues and improvisations/personal recordings

Rosa Mystica/Therese Shroeder-Sheker