Music is powerful. It soothes us, sorts us out, and transports us to a different place. It helps us to remember, and can help us to forget. Put on the right song at the right time, and you will smile, cry, tap your feet, or just breathe a contented "ah."
In Wellness, Wellplayed, acclaimed music therapist Jennifer Buchanan shows us how to use music playlists with purpose, as a bridge to something deeper within ourselves-and a way to address our human need to feel, create, and connect.
If this great book was a playlist, it would shoot to #1 with a bullet. It deserves a spot on every music lover's bookshelf. Not only is it fun, insightful and incredibly enlightening, Jennifer has the ability to make you go back and listen to the classics - and new-found tunes, too. it'll give you goosebumps page after page, just like your favorite song. - Eric Alper, Freelance Music Publicist, SiriusXM Host
Anyone who loves music knows firsthand music's therapeutic power, but books like this show how much more we can be doing with music to make ourselves and our communities more whole. Shout out Jennifer Buchanan and the good work of Music Therapists everywhere! - Shad (Shadrach Kabango), Award-Winning Rapper and Broadcaster
Jennifer is a fantastic storyteller. Jennifer guides us through the importance of music, how our brains respond, and how we can harness its power at different points of the day - to feel energized and connected. The information is truly enlightening. Long live the mixtape! - Greg Bond, Partner Channel Sales, Microsoft
About the Author:
Jennifer Buchanan is a health speaker and health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Jennifer has lead and grown through each of these transitions, serving hundreds of organizations through her award winning company which she founded in 1991.
Read more: jenniferbuchanan.ca