Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Music for Relaxation

Soothing Relaxation Journeys

Narration: Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MusM, MTA

Music: Sincere Tung, BMT

This CD has been created to treat your mind and body to four relaxation journeys. Each track provides a short break from your daily life and stressors. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes in your daily life to enjoy one of the journeys.

Music Can Help You Reduce Stress

Across the centuries music has been used in combination with healing practices. For example in Ancient Greece, Apollo the God of music and medicine used music to force out disease and return a person to a state of unity and direction. Today music is used in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and clinics to help people confront a variety of problems such as pain and anxiety. Relaxing music such as the music on this CD facilitates slower heart and respiratory rates, thinking, and makes it possible for a person to reach a deeper level of rest and serenity. In this way music becomes a primary tool in relieving stress and calming the mind.

About the Creator of Soothing Relaxation Journeys

Amy Clements-Cortes began her career as a music therapist, performer, and vocal teacher. Her extensive clinical experience involves working with a variety of clients. She obtained her Masters and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Toronto and her work has been presented throughout the world at numerous conferences including: the World Federation of Music Therapy, European Music Therapy Congress, and the International Congress on Palliative Care. Her scholarly writings have been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, Canadian Music Educator's Journal, and the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and she has produced several recordings: Episodes of Relationship, By the Shining Waters, Theracalm and Therasleep.

Clements-Cortes’ commitment to music therapy is evidenced in her volunteer work on several professional organizations: Canadian Association Board of Directors where she held the position of Internship Chair for 6 years and currently serves as the President; Room 217, and the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Visit www.notesbyamy.com for more information.