Sounds of Comfort

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
– Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

In a perfect world there would be a full time music therapist on every floor of every hospital and available for every Hospice patient and family member who needs it. Since this does not exist, we created Sounds of Comfort (501c3) non-profit organization to help bring music therapy where it is needed most.

Research clearly shows that music is effective in decreasing agitation and other negative symptoms in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Music often acts as a bridge to help access lost memories and yet there is not enough music in most care centers. Sounds of Comfort is dedicated to bringing quality music to people in need:
In hospitals
In nursing homes
In Hospice facilities
In private homes

Sounds of Comfort
 is funded by private donations, by fundraising concerts and events organized by Rhythmic Medicine. Your private donation is used to pay music therapists and Sounds of Comfort certified musicians to provide live music for Hospice, hospital and nursing home patients. We acknowledge your contribution with a letter of appreciation, confirming your tax-deductible donation and will let you know of any upcoming events or concerts. With a donation of $150 or more, we will send you a Words of Comfort blanket of your choice as a thank you gift.

Please email to learn more about making a donation.


Playing the native flute for patient with stage 4 liver cancer. “It was so beautiful when she played for me. After hearing this soothing sound, I want to get into the mind set of the flute! I couldn’t stop smiling when she played for me. Can’t get it out of my mind”

“When you walked through the door of my hospital room, I could not believe you were going to play beautiful music just for me! What a blessing and an honor! I have never heard music played with such passion — the violin and piano lifted my spirits and filled my heart with joy. Thank you for making such a positive difference in my hospital stay.”
—Hospital Patient

This is the secret of Rhythmic Medicine


About Janalea Hoffman

Janalea Hoffman is a pioneer in the field of Music Therapy. She is a musician, author, speaker and owner/ founder of Rhythmic Medicine.

Her progressive work has been with real people with real issues. Using a synthesis of music, relaxation and imagery, her innovative concepts have brought significant emotional and physical healing to many. Her music helps people go deeper within themselves to get in touch with their body rhythms and gain skill in influencing their own health.

A primary aspect of Janalea’s work lies in how music affects the body physiologically. She has developed specific techniques for using music to help lower heart rate and blood pressure and alleviate pain. She is known for developing the concepts of Musical Biofeedback, Musical Acupuncture and music written at exactly 50 beats per minute. An important part of her work is to teach people to play the Native American flute and understand the healing aspects and spirituality of this amazing instrument. As her work expands, her vision is that people will evaluate their “sound environment” as part of their wellness program.

Janalea’s work has been featured in such publications as Prevention, Arthritis Today, Breast Cancer Awareness, RN magazines, as well as in Rodale’s book, New Choices in Natural Healing. Her book, "Rhythmic Medicine: Music with a Purpose," explains the idea of entertainment. She has created fifteen CDs. She has a master’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, and is certified by The Listening Centre in Toronto as a LIFT instructor for the Listening Fitness Program.
Among many awards, she received the Madonna Spirit Award given by the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska for work in innovative music techniques.

Janalea teaches the healing powers of music through her company, Rhythmic Medicine.
Your internal body rhythms- heart beat, blood pressure, and breathing
always try to harmonize with external rhythms.
Your heart near another's will find a mutual pace.


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  Words of Comfort Blankets
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