Musical Solutions Workshop
Therapeutic Uses of Music
Choose from 1 1/2 hour - 3 hour - or all day continuing
In this experiential workshop you will learn specific techniques for
using music therapeutically. Many people believe there is a healing
power in music but do not know how to direct this healing energy. In
this workshop you will learn techniques for exploring this. We will
focus on Musical Biofeedback for matching body rhythms with musical
rhythms which helps in lowering blood pressure and also in general
reducing anxiety and giving the patient a sense of control over their
own body. You experience Musical Acupuncture for pain control which
uses very specific music for moving energy in the body to loosen and
remove energy blocks. We will also learn how the brain responds to
music and how music effects our immune system. Learn about the sound
environment and how important it is for overall general well-being. You
will also experience live Native American flute music and learn about
its healing potential.
Sacred Geometry of Sound
A two day continuing education workshop for nurses
Janalea Hoffman is a pioneer in the field of Music Therapy.
She is a musician, author, speaker, and owner/founder of Rhythmic
Medicine. After years of
lecturing and research, Hoffman has determined that people intuitively
know there is power in expressive therapies, but they do not know how to
apply it therapeutically.
This workshop focuses on practical applications of music used as a
therapeutic tool by nurses in their work and in their personal lives.
Hoffman has reviewed the latest research on the subject and
begins her workshop with a power point presentation giving basic
information and studies about using music for therapeutic purposes.
The power point creates a visual to enhance this 2 day workshop
During the workshop participants not only discuss methods of
using music therapeutically, they actually have hands on experience –
for example, they learn to play a native flute, they experience a circle
dance, they play the drum, and they experience a healing concert.
Learn How to Play the Native American Flute - Therapeutic Uses
2 hour class
The Native American Flute is a very inventive, simplistic and often
hypnotic sound. Because it
is so easy to play – much easier than traditional Western instruments
such as guitars, French Horns, Clarinets, Pianos and Silver Flutes – it
lends itself easily as a meditative tool.
Many people find it earthy and grounding.
Others find it transporting and ethereal.
The beautiful haunting sound is great for facilitating an inward
experience. In this
experiential workshop you will learn the basics of the native scale and
how to create native style music for the heart.
Everyone will have a flute to play with a plastic tube (for
sanitary reasons). This
class is facilitated by a Music Therapist and is very non-threatening.
No prior musical training needed!
Many have taken this class who thought they have no musical
talent and have left joyful at having discovered their inner musician!!
Learn how you can use this instrument as a therapeutic tool.
Call for pricing - varies on length and
READ: AN ARTICLE ABOUT JANALEA'S HEALING
by Lisa Gutierrez of the Kansas CIty Star
Comments from Healing Concert attendees:
"I wish I could bring everyone I know to this concert."
"This is the most meaningful musical experience I have ever had."
"This concert was equal to 2 days of an Esalen workshop." Judi
“I found the Healing Concert to be mentally and physically
refreshing, emotionally and spiritually touching, and informative. It
was inspiring to both our team members and members of our community who
Chaplain Erick Morales, one of our pool chaplains, gave me permission to
forward the comments which he sent me after attending the concert with
his wife. . . . "thank you so much for putting together such a
beautiful concert for our staff and others. It was a blessing, we really
enjoyed it very much, especially my wife. She describes it like medicine
and therapy for her soul. She needed that relaxation time away from the
busyness of life. We are grateful! . . . She felt Gods presence moving
through the music. Wow! Let's do it again!"
Debbie Lewis, Board Certified Chaplain, MDiv, MS
Manager, Spiritual Care Department.
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
loved your Healing Concert. I have never gravitated to the violin
before. Now I listen to your CD all the time and love the violin. Also,
your therapeutic CD's have made a difference in making some of our
patients more peaceful."
Teri Belletto, Director of Volunteers
Daytona Beach Hospice
Shawnee Mission Hospital
Program: Healing Concert for Cancer Patients:
The best we have ever had!
Very excellent Felt my body and energy move Best part of camp
“The concert was very healing for everyone. It was a combination of
Janalea Hoffman’s words, instructions and music. There were many tears
of joy and healing.” June Caler- Chaplain at Shawnee Mission
“This was the best response from any program we’ve had in seven years.”
Kathy Pendleton- Director of Turning Point- Center for Hope