Music in Mind-Body Medicine: An interview with Jon Seskevich and Dr. Vera Moura

Music is becoming more and more prominent in medical and wellness settings, a medium of choice in mind-body therapies and stress reduction paradigms. In this podcast, registered nurse Jon Seskevich with the Duke University Health System and Dr. Vera Moura from the University of North Carolina Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation share the skills they utilize in their workshops and at the bedside through vocal toning, chanting, guided visualizations and freeform movement to music. Founded in energy medicine, spirituality, and integrative medicine, they also talk about their supporting clinical research using music and other modalities to reduce symptoms and increase well being. For more information or to contact Jon, visit,, or Dr. Moura can be reached through the medical school at the University of North Carolina.

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Reaching professional goals through MUSE-IC Coaching: an interview with Kathleen O’Grady

In this interview, certified professional coach Kathleen O’Grady discusses how she combines playlists of recorded music with traditional coaching techniques, helping clients to slow down, reflect, and connect with their inner voice or “authentic inner genius” and reach their coaching goals in a unique way.  Kathleen identifies how she differentiates between therapy and coaching, songs and stories of client successes, and how she chose music for Sangeeta’s virtual Muse-ic Coaching session. For more information, questions about Muse-ic Coaching, or to reach Kathleen, visit

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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


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