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Health Beat Newsletter JULY 2017

Health Beat Newsletter JULY 2017

Published: July 4, 2017

Health Beat Newsletter JULY 2017  

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Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠

Published: April 12, 2017

An interactive approach Research Advances and clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia. Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia presentation during 2017 Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting.   Presenter Names:  1.     Kendra Ray, MBA, MPH, MT-BC a­­nd a […]

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Children and Older Adults Living with Dementia Share Ways of Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Children and Older Adults Living with Dementia Share Ways of Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Published: January 26, 2017

How do children and older adults living with dementia share ways of staying healthy during flu season?? We keep our hands clean through an interactive and energizing intergenerational music therapy session. Through Family Focus preschool and the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation supporting the Senior Champions Adult Day Care Program at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in […]

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Healthy Habits – Older Adults Living with Dementia Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Published: January 24, 2017

How are our wonderful older adults living with dementia staying healthy during flu season?? We are keeping our personal hygiene, heart and mind healthy through engaging, empowering and energizing music therapy sessions. We began our session with a deep breathing wellness exercise to allow more oxygen to get to our brain and to calm our […]

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Group Empowerment Drumming protocol lecture at Old Dominion University Department of Music

Group Empowerment Drumming protocol lecture at Old Dominion University Department of Music

Published: January 18, 2017

Thank you Dr. Jim Kosnik and Dr. Douglas T. Owens from Old Dominion University Department of Music for inviting me to be a guest lecture for their Musician’s Health Course. The students, guests and faculty became invigorated, energized and peaceful from experiencing the healthRHYTHMS interactive Group Empowerment Drumming protocol. Our session began by showing and […]

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Inspired Life Mastermind

Inspired Life Mastermind

Published: January 14, 2017

What a privilege and honor to be an “Inspired Life Mastermind” member … one of the 12 women of faith to learn how to serve God more through his gifts he has given us to serve others. Thank you Michele and Joy for an remarkable experience in setting the tone for our group to help […]

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Older Adults Living with Dementia Enjoying the Snow

Older Adults Living with Dementia Enjoying the Snow

Published: January 11, 2017

What are our wonderful older adults living with dementia enjoying the snow?? Throughout this snowy week, we enjoyed an energizing,stimulating and engaging music making therapy sessions by Ringing in the New Year to a modified version of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with Jingle Bells. We also sang “Sleigh Ride and shook bells to Carol […]

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How to BEAT Out and Decrease Stress with Boomwhackers

Published: September 17, 2016

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Peninsula Task Force on Aging Meeting. Thank you Peninsula Task Force on Aging for allowing me to share innovate ways to “BEAT out stress” with Boomwhackers. This interactive presentation allowed the Peninsula Task Force on Aging to experience how to use Rhythm to decrease stress. An […]

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The Power of Rhythm with the Hampton Roads Holistic Nurses Network-HRHNN

Published: January 17, 2016

It was an honor to facilitate the power of Rhythm with the Hampton Roads Holistic Nurses Network-HRHNN to Discover and Connect their Personal Rhythm for self-care. The holistic nurses and health care professionals learned how music can be used to promote health and wellness and decrease compassion fatigue by experiencing HealthRHYTHMs group empowerment drumming protocol. […]

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Music Therapy Session with Memory Residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk

Music Therapy Session with Memory Residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk

Published: January 13, 2016

On this brisk chilly day, Linda and I shared the power of music to engage, energize and empower the wonderful memory residents of Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk. The residents kept warm and stimulated by tapping rhythm sticks, drumming on sound shape drums, moving and grooving with ribbon streamers, and singing, Thank you Linda […]

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Perfectly Pink Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drum program during a “Perfectly Pink” Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

Published: August 20, 2015

I am so grateful to share the power of HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drum program during a “Perfectly Pink” Breast Cancer Support Group meeting at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute in Flint, MI. Over 16 Breast Cancer thriving survivors experienced how to LIVE WELL through rhythm, sound, community building and social support. We began with an overview […]

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Memorial Day – A Patriotic Music Wellness Program

Published: May 25, 2015

  A festive, memorable and spirited Patriotic themed Music Wellness program stimulated and energized the Early Alzheimer’s Support and Education (EASE) participants. Just in time for Memorial Day, this session allowed these wonderful individuals to experience joy, happiness and laughter as we reflected on the sacrifices service member make for our freedom. Our program began […]

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Freely Flying Streamers and Scarves during Butterfly Release Picnic for Sentara Hospice Services

Published: May 19, 2015

I was honored to serve Sentara Hospice Services with interactive and positive Music Therapy activities for their Butterfly Release Picnic at Newport News Park. This Health Beat video is live from the Butterfly release picnic and illustrates the beautiful, colorful, light and easy to use streamers. We moved with the streamers and sang several songs […]

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IVMF’s Student of the Week, Becky Watson

Published: April 22, 2015

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Meet IVMF’s Student of the Week, Becky Watson, a 25-year Navy veteran. Watson is the founder of Music for Wellness, a company that energizes, engages and empowers older adults living with dementia and care partners through music therapy programs. One of the rare females to achieve the rank of […]

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Blooming UP Wellness with BOOMWHACKERs

Published: April 15, 2015

Blooming UP Wellness with BOOMWHACKERs

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    all-day American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    American Music Therapy Associati... @ Union Hotel
    Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
    National American Music Therapy Association 2017 Conference, “A Mindful Approach Music Therapy” 07:00 PM – 02:00 PM St. Louis Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St. St. Louis, MO , 63103
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