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What color is a Wild Irish Rose? This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose”

Published: March 8, 2015

Published on Mar 16, 2015 This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose” … just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This song is a favorite for older adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Music Activities – I’m Looking OVER four Leaf Clover

Published: March 7, 2015

This Health Beat Video demonstrates how to incorporate rhythm, shaker blox, movement, and expressive communication with a great St. Patrick’s Day Song: “I’m Looking Over a FOUR Leaf Clover.”     This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease or dementia that will energize and physically keep them active, stimulate […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity with Shamrock Puzzles

Published: March 6, 2015

Are YOU looking for St. Patrick’s Day or Shamrock Music Therapy activities for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheimer’s or dementia. ANSWER: Shamrock Puzzle Irish Song Activities! This Health Beat Video illustrates how to make a puzzle with Irish or St. Patrick’s Day song titles written onto each leaf of a 4 (four) leaf clover […]

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Looking for a SWEET Music Therapy activity for Valentine’s Day w/ Older Adults? Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 10, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how a Lollipop Drum is used to energize, empower and stimulate older adults with the song by the Chordettes “Lollipop.” The Chordettes were one of the longest-lived vocal groups with roots in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. “Pop Dat Lolli Prod. by Supa […]

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February 2015 Health Beat Newsletter for a Happy and Healthy YOU!

Published: February 10, 2015

The February Health Beat Edition includes an article by Brittany Feagans, Legacy Willow Bend offers unique programs, therapy for dementia” from HomePlano Star Courier. It describes the unique programs including music therapy, aroma therapy, art therapy, etc that have been implemented by the staff membersto ensure that the seniors are engaged and utilizing all of […]

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Sticking UP for Wellness with Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 1, 2015

Touchdown!!  This Health Beat video illustrates how Rhythm Sticks can be used to enhance gross and find motor skills, cognitive skills, problem solving, emotional and creativity. It also invites a discussion on how the brown wood resembles trees in the heart of winter, teamwork and cooperation through tapping each other’s rhythm sticks.

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Angel Harp for Wellness in the Mountains! How to decrease stress with strumming

Published: January 2, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how to strum up health through deep breathing with the Angel Harp in the beautiful mountains at Massanutten Resort in McGayhesville, VA near Harrisburg.

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Q Chord for Wellness, by Becky Watson, Music Therapist, Owner Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 29, 2014

This Health Beat video demonstrates how the Suzuki Q Chord is used with older adults and veterans.

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Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY

Published: November 25, 2014

Veteran’s Day Tribute by Becky Watson, CAPT, SC, USN (retired) Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY from 6-10 November 2014 This Health Beat Video highlights my 25 years in the Navy and how she applied the 7 C’s of Military Culture in Building a Thriving Business.  I’d like to share my personal […]

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Highlights from V-WISE National Conference with Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 19, 2014

Beat of Power Video Link from Christine Steven’s Upbeat Circles Healing Drum Kit:  www.ubdrumcircles.com I was honored to attend the VeteranWomen Igniting The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) at the The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio from 1-3 November 2014!   Below are video and pictures from this awesome event: Click Post by TamboRhythms: to view video of Business Owners Showcase. What an […]

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Overview of “Alive Inside” Documentary, by Becky Watson, Owner Music for Wellness, LLC Naro Cinema, Norfolk, VA

Published: October 24, 2014

Overview of “Alive Inside” Documentary, Wednesday, October 22, 7:15 pm, Naro Cinema, Norfolk, VA The documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken health-care system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering […]

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Memories of Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia #12 by Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC with Mr. Charles Arado

Published: October 20, 2014

Video from the Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia #12, from Chesapeake, VA to Washington, DC on Saturday, October 18, 2014 Memories of Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia #12 by Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC with Mr. Charles Arado Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia (HFHTVA) is a Williamsburg-based non-profit organization established in October 2008 with one goal: […]

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Highlights of a Remo Drum Table Session facilitated by Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: September 26, 2014

Pictures from a Remo Drum Table session with  Innovative Senior Champion Program at New Zion Baptist Church in Wlliamsburg, VA.  This program is managed by Colonial Heritiage Community Foundation (http://www.colonialheritagecommunityfoundation.org/) and funded by donations from Langley and other donors.     On September 9, 2014, we experienced rainy, soaking and soggy weather… we conducted a […]

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Music for Wellness, LLC showcases Self Care to Nurses through Music at VSPAN Annual Conference

Published: September 26, 2014

This Health Beat Video is LIVE from the Virginia Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (VSPAN) annual conference in Virginia Beach and showcases ways nurses can enhance their wellness and self care through MUSIC! Music for Wellness, LLC demonstrated various musical instruments (30 inch Remo Drum Table, Buffalo Drums, Ocean Drum, Native American Flutes, cabasa, rain stick, […]

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Ankle Bells for Wellness, Becky Watson, Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: September 13, 2014

This episode of the Health Beat Video is LIVE from the 2014 Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Golf Classic in Williamsburg, VA and showcases how I use Ankle Bells for my active older adults and veteran clients! This annual charity golf tournament benefits the Innovative Senior Champions Program which provides respite services for the family caregiver […]

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    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
  • 1.  Loved it, Would like to know more about the studies.  – Kate Rowe (LCSW) 2.  This was fun!  – Cathy Pitts 3.  This was so much fun and relaxing.  Would love to do this again.  – Cynthia Barrett 4.  Very good and fun presentation.  Great Job!!  –  Anne Nicholson 5.  Awesome!  Thanks for caring…this was exactly what we needed!  – Capt Anita Yates
    Langley Air Force Base Behavioral Health Flight