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Sound Therapy and Music as Medicine
About the Book
This book is about how sacred sound works as therapy from a sound therapist who has successfully treated a wide range of clients for over twenty years. This book is very experiential. Many examples are given of diverse musical styles and instruments in relation to health problems ranging from stress and grief to serious illnesses suffered by the terminally ill. Carol offers the reader many practical applications of such cross cultural techniques as meditational breathing, tuning into one's own chakras and the vibrational healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls. Readers will be excited to learn how music has been used as medicine for thousands of years and this sound therapy is once again available today.
About the Author
Carol Colacurcio's love for music began from the time she was very young. She studied piano for twelve years then went on to continue her training and studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Music, she began private teaching as well as music classes at Villa Madonna Academy. And she continues teaching privately up to the present. She is certified in the use of sacred cross cultural music for therapy and has practiced using music as therapy for over twenty years. She worked with Hospice Caring, Inc. and used music for the staff, caregivers, patients and families. She branched out to community agencies to share the benefits of sacred sound/music for restoring physical, mental and emotional health. She has done presentations for Holy Cross Hospice, Sibley Hospital, National Kidney Foundation and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She has also done presentations for the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. She was invited to do presentations at the World Bereavement Conference, Vancouver 2005 on Tibetan Singing Bowls and Sounds of Grieving with Celia Ryan. Carol currently moved to Midlothian, VA with her husband to enjoy being closer to their children and grandchildren. Carol's original music can be found on her CDs: Sound Accord, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Music for the Archetypes and Dreams of the Sun. Her most recent CD is Melodies of the Night which includes lullabies composed for each of her grandchildren.