Based on over a decade of new research, Don Campbell, bestselling author of The Mozart Effect, and Alex Doman, an expert in the practical application of sound and listening, show how we can use music-and silence-to become more efficient, productive, relaxed, and healthy.
Each chapter focuses on a single aspect of everyday life, providing advice, exercises, wide-ranging playlists, and links so readers can use the music they love to create the perfect soundtrack for any goal or task. Also included are "Sound Profiles"-brief stories showing how real people creatively tap the power of sound to improve their own and others' lives.
Inspiring, practical, and truly enjoyable, Healing at the Speed of Sound opens the door to a fuller, richer, and much more harmonious life.
“Music's medicine awaits your discovery,” says Christine Stevens. “I invite you to release any doubts that you are musical, and to realize the power of music to nourish your body, mind, heart, and soul.” With Music Medicine, she provides a thoroughly researched and practical guide for integrating the healing benefits of sound into your life—and discovering the extraordinary transformation that occurs when we liberate our own inner music.
“Music can provide the support we need in life's challenging moments, and more importantly, music can become part of our daily routine for spirituality and health. Enjoy this powerful path for your own healing—through the joy, and the great peace, of music.”
—Joan Borysenko, PhD, from the foreword of Music Medicine
“Music Medicine brings home to our hearts the truth that music is an organic medicine. Christine Stevens reveals how the intricate beauty of harmony, rhythm, and song course through our veins, uniting us with the cosmic music of the universe.”
—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation
“Music Medicine is an interstate of sound that awakens, soothes, dances, and silences us.”
—Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and The Harmony of Health
“Each of Christine's lessons has helped me to become a musical instrument and a singer of my own song.”
—Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
“In this book, Christine provides a powerful and educational curriculum for music therapists, musicians, and anyone interested in music wellness. Music becomes the language to unite and heal across the continents.”
—Antoinette Follett, Editor-in-Chief, Making Music
"It is a goldmine of information, inspiring case studies, practical, creative ideas throughout." - Liz Moffitt, MTA, Instructor, Capilano College.
" I am so impressed with your book. It is very well written and informative"- Annette Altman, A.R.C.T, B. Music and Music Ed., RMT.
As ancient peoples knew, music profoundly affects body, mind, and spirit. It can speed recovery from disease, heal psychological wounds, and open us to the ultimate mystery of life. Celebrated author and educator Don Campbell presents an impressive anthology of essays exploring the latest scientific research about the healing use of sound in traditional cultures. Contributors include composers, musicians, and music therapists; doctors and psychologists; pioneers in neuroscience and biophysics; and teachers in diverse spiritual traditions. They address such fascinating topics as: Why chanting increases energy; The therapeutic use of sacred music; Gender differences in healing with sound; How sonic resonance positively affects heart rate and brain activit.