• Hope

    March 29, 2020 by

    I’m a person who runs on hope. I don’t mean that I’m just an optimist; I am fueled by hope. I am motivated by the potential, and driven by the endless possibilities I can see just over the horizon. One of my favorite things about the profession of music therapy is that we get to… Read more

  • New! Pre-Registration now open for 8-week Anxiety Reduction Music Therapy group – held in downtown Bloomsburg

    March 4, 2020 by

    Bloomsburg Music Therapy will offer an 8-week music-based anxiety reduction group for adults of all ages. The program aims to: provid experientials of music-based mindfulness techniques participants can use at home build resilience “from the bottom up” through improvisational music therapy No experience necessary! There are no pre-requisites, musical or otherwise. All necessary equipment will… Read more

  • Music Therapy for Respiratory Support

    December 1, 2019 by

    Music therapy can be an excellent complement to standard pulmonary rehabilitation, and has been found to be especially valuable for its ability to address emotional support and overall wellness. Therapeutic singing makes practicing diaphragmatic breathing enjoyable, helping to pass the time more quickly and encouraging treatment adherence. Likewise, using beginner-level wind instruments such as melodicas,… Read more

  • From Mood to Motor: using music therapy to prolong wellness for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

    December 1, 2019 by

    Current research provides a strong argument for including music therapy (from Parkinson’s choirs to gait rehabilitation) as standard treatment protocol for a variety of Parkinson’s symptoms. Although researchers are just beginning to develop an understanding of the neural mechanisms responsible for improving symptoms of Parkinson’s, we have compelling evidence for the power of music in… Read more

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