‚ÄčLive Therapeutic Music

Supporting health and recovery through music

Research by author Erwin Nanasi (Vibrate Life, 2014) states that listening to classical music can be used to relieve stress and anxiety, improve mood, sleep and overall well-being. Reseachers are now finding the same may be true of other genres of music as well.  It seems there are many benefits of music that posits the art form as therapy. 


While scientifically proven, the concept is easy to explain. Think for a moment of your favorite song and the joy you feel when you hear it. Does your mood change and excitement run through your body? Does your body begin to sway or move emphatically to the beat of the music as you start singing instinctively? The next time it happens, notice how much better you feel once the song is over. Moments like those are actually therapeutic.  Your body, mind and spirit find pleasure in the melody of the song causing them to synchronize or unify through a single moment or sensation. On a deeper level, the sound coming from the musical arrangements are vibrations that interact with the frequency of your body.  The vibrations of an instrument such as a guitar, a keyboard, a violin, a trumpet or horn, or even a voice are energy that presents as sound.  The more in-tune the sound or music is to a person's needs or taste, the greater the impact the sound has on its listener. 


As a practitioner of live therapeutic music, Johnnie's voice is her instrument of healing. Through her training, she knows how to adjust the vibrations of her voice to help patients in healthcare facilities acheive rest, stability and relaxation.  During bedside sessions, Johnnie carefully monitors a patient's vital signs and alters the volume, tone and tenor of her voice to create an calm and soothing atmosphere. 


Highly skilled and experienced, Johnnie brings extensive training to her practice.  She is a master of the holistic Barefoot Shiatzu aerobic vocal technique, a graduate of Our Journey of Hope Leadership Training program and is currently working to complete her certification in live therapeutic music from the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP). 


A lover of people and woman of great faith and integrity, Johnnie administers therapy with love, respect and compassion. A consummate professional, Johnnie adheres to and honors the ethical guidelines and standards of the MHTP and the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. She is a regular volunteer at Emory Winship Cancer Institute and looks forward to developing relationships with healthcare facilities around the world. 


Click here to learn more about therapeutic music and its qualifying conditions. 


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