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Tune in: Use Music Intentionally to Curb Stress, Boost Morale, and Restore Health. a Music Therapy Approach to Life. Second Edition
Jennifer Buchanan
Hugo House / Softcover / Sep 2015
9781936449699 (ISBN-10: 1936449692)
Self Help / Music Therapy
price: $24.95 (may be subject to change)
181 pages
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Tune In is an exploration of what can happen when we use music intentionally to better our health.

Tune In is a mix of personal stories, real-life examples, interactive exercises, tips and check-lists all designed for the person who is looking for inspiration and a boost to feeling better.

When we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can happen - improved wellness, a boost in motivation, overall feelings of happiness, and stronger communities.

Jennifer Buchanan's mission is to inspire you to use music with greater intention so you can live a healthier more satisifed life.

"I've seen the beauty that can arise in the hearts of those that can not be reached by other types of therapy and yet they respond to the magic of music. Jennifer introduced me to the miracles that music therapy can perform. She has through her work touched many people in ways that could only be accomplished with both her special gift and her music - one of the most heart warming experiences in my life." - Don Felder, lead guitarist of the Eagles

Table of Contents:

Kudos for Jennifer Buchanan and Tune In i
Dedication v
Foreward vi
Table of Contents ix

Chapter 1: The Power of Music 9
Mr. Nicholwitz: Feel a Good Song 10
Brad: Open the Drapes to Feeling Better 11
Michael's Mom: Out of the Chaos Comes the Calm 14
Donna and David: Clarity During a Difficult TIme 18
Ruth and Warren: Celebrate the One I Love 21
Intentional Music 22
Exercise: To Decrease Stress 26

Chapter 2: The Value of Music 27
Music Can Focus and Distract 30
John: Alone and Needing Something New to Focus On 31
Music Can Connect and Celebrate 33
Heath and Sara: Far Away Loves 34
Music Can Relax and Motivate 36
Rick: Goes to Scarborough Fair 37
Wayne: Takes It Easy 40
Music Can Tune into Feelings and Enhance New Experiences 39
Harry: The Christmas Letter 42
The Value of Silence 44
Exercise: Breathe 45

Chapter 3: Triggers and Anchors 47
James: The Long and Winding Road - When a Trigger Fires 50
The Boys: Harsh Confinement 53
Kate: On the Ocean of Life 57
Baby: How I Got it All Wrong Blues 59
Doctors: Operating Room Music 61
Mark: Trigger the Good that Lies Beneath 62
When to Hire a Music Therapist 65
Exercise: Trigger Your Happy 70

Chapter 4: Find Your Music 73
Four Steps to Finding Your Music 74
Step One - Document Your Life's Soundtrack 75
Exercise: Your Personal Soundtrack 77
New Husband: When the Funk? 82
Gwen: Will You Remember Me? 84
Step Two - Determine Your Listening Habits 88
Step Three - Identify Your Preferences 91
Laura: Operatic Lullaby 92
Style Preferences 93
Tempo Preferences 95
Mom: and the Chicken Dance 98
Timbre: (Tone) Preferences 98
Marie: and the Squeaky Chair 98
Step Four - Establish Your Anchor Songs 103
Exercise: Select Your Anchor Song(s) 104
Carrie: A New Thought 105

Chapter 5: Maximize Your Music 107
Scott: Live on a High Note 108
Sam: Lead the Way 109
Create a Positive Diet 111
Strategies and Exercises to Maximize your Music 114
Strategy 1: Music Memories 115
Goerta: Remember Where I Came From 115
Exercise: Create a Personal Soundtrack 116
Strategy 2: Bring Music to the Foreground 117
Tory: Finds a Voice 118
Exercise: Create the Right Kit 119
Strategy 3: Music Acts Like a Drug 120
540 People: A Change in Perception 121
Exercise: Assess Your Auditory Diet 122
Strategy 4: Use Music with Intention 123
My Goal: Improve the Tone of My Home 123
Exercise: Set Intentional Goals 126
Strategy 5: Preferences Matter 126
McDonald Family: Jingle Bells 127
Exercise: Identify Your Preferences 128
Strategy 6: Find New Music 130
Darcy: Broken Free 131
Exercise: Create Purposeful Playlists 132
Strategy 7: Sing, Drum, Make Music 133
Exercise: Try Something New 135
Strategy 8: Boost Your Physical Performance 135
Exercise: Boost Your Workout 136
Strategy 9: Get Music Back in Every School 137
Exercise: Considerations to Maximize Music in Classrooms 139
Strategy 10: The Economics of Using Music at Work 140
Exercise: Make Music Work at Work 142

Tune In 147
Endnote 147
Gratitudes 150
Disclaimer 152
About the author 153
References 154

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