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NEW “Sounds of Healing” On-Line Course

TBriggs : January 14, 2020 11:11 AM

Sounds of HealingI am excited to announce a new on-line course called “Sounds of Healing for Wellness Professionals.” Here’s the link if you’d like more information:  https://courses.centerwithin.com/p/sounds-of-healing-for-wellness-professionals.

It is approved for two continuing education units (CEUs). It was a fun project to create and my hope is many people will sign up for it and benefit!

Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information … enjoy “Sounds of Healing.”

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Happy New Year from Musical Reflections!

TBriggs : January 2, 2020 4:56 PM

Happy New YearHappy New Year!

There’s been a lot of hype about 2020. And perhaps for good reason! I was recently listening to a healer and she mentioned the number “2” is about creativity. The year 2020 is powerful because it is a double “2”! Further, the “0” is open space and also a circle, with no beginning or ending. And of course, 2020 is a double “0,” as well. What will be your creative activity for the New Year?

Besides the actual numbers, we are also aware that humanity is taking on and holding much more light in our bodies than ever before in our existence. How exciting is that?! We are ramping up to really do what we came here to do. Again, isn’t that amazing?! What a time we are living in!

So, all of this points us to 2020 is going to be an exciting and interesting year ahead. Stay tuned and hang on for the wild ride!

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Happy Holidays from Musical Reflections

TBriggs : December 18, 2019 11:12 AM

Happy HolidaysAfter all of the hurrying and busy-ness during the month of December, it always feels good to breathe and actually enjoy the season’s sacredness, doesn’t it?! We look forward to this special, peaceful time every year.

From Musical Reflections, may your holidays be peaceful, joy-filled with moments of deep connection.

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Time to finish holiday shopping!

TBriggs : December 9, 2019 10:47 AM

Christmas DeliveryMusical Reflections can assist you with your holiday shopping. We have several “stocking stuffer” gifts for those on your list:

Please let us know if we can assist you … we look forward to connecting!

Tags: Amazing Mini Music Machine, Christmas shopping, downloads, harp CDs, harp music, holiday gifts, Holiday shopping, MP3 player, Music gadgets, – Angelic Vibrations
 
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Back by Popular Demand – “The Gift of Christmas Peace” Video

TBriggs : November 30, 2019 2:39 PM

VideoEvery year, many of you request viewing the video “The Gift of Christmas Peace” to bring you peace and serenity as you move into the busy month of December. It features a beautiful song (Pachelbel’s Canon/The First Noel), an uplifting written holiday message and tranquil winter scenes. Please share with your family and friends! (It is easily available at this link or click here if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.)

Our hope is it brings you the gift of Christmas peace for the upcoming month … enjoy!

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I Love Music Gadgets!

TBriggs : November 24, 2019 1:11 PM

0971982244We hear this a lot and it is our joy to offer a really different and unique music gadget for all the special people on your holiday list:

If you have questions about any of these gift ideas, reach out to us at Tami@MusicalReflections.com or 952-829-1919. We will do our best to help you determine optimal holiday gift choices for those on your list!

Tags: Amazing Mini Music Machine, downloads, harp CDs, Holiday, holiday gift, MP3 player, Music gadgets, – Angelic Vibrations
 
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Time to begin thinking of the holidays!

TBriggs : November 16, 2019 2:52 PM

Ready for HolidaysOnce the calendar is flipped to November, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, isn’t it?!

We are all about peace and calm – for either yourself or those on your holiday gift list. All of our offerings focus on helping you relax, experience calm, reduce stress and feel peace. Whether it’s harp CDs, downloads, books, and musical devices (Amazing Mini Music Machine, Angelic Vibrations MP3 player), we are happy to be of service to you. Musical Reflections is available to help with holiday gift ideas!

Tags: Amazing Mini Music Machine, Books, calm, downloads, harp CDs, holiday gift, holidays, MP3 player, peace, Reduce stress, relax, – Angelic Vibrations
 
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Live vs. Recorded Music

TBriggs : October 22, 2019 11:31 AM

Live MusicWhen I present, one of my most frequent questions is “Will recorded music be as good as/helpful as live music?”

Live music offers a personal touch and there’s no substitute for that! Further, live music will almost always be more potent because of the vibrations, the resonance of the instrument and the healing presence of the therapeutic musician.

That said, recorded music that is created with the intention to help in the healing process is much more therapeutic than the TV! Recorded music is also more practical – it has the possibility of reaching many more people for longer durations of time than live musicians.

If you are a hospital administrator, you probably want both live and recorded music in your healthcare setting. Certified harp practitioners playing live at the individual bedside and recorded CDs or licensed music on the closed-circuit TV system is well documented in research annuals as being helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss further.

Tags: Closed-circuit TV system, healing, healthcare, intention, Live music, Recorded music, Resonance, vibrations
 
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Additional Thoughts about Therapeutic Music in the Healthcare Environment

TBriggs : October 15, 2019 11:56 AM

HealthcareThis will be our last blog post in this on-going series of discussing therapeutic music in the healthcare setting. I have a few thoughts or observations from doing this work since 1996 (yes, it’s really been that long!):

  • Sometimes I am not told much about the patient, the family and/or their situation. Even without information, I am amazed at the miracles that occur at the bedside with the harp. It is an intuitive process and unfolds as it is supposed to.
  • Not usually, but occasionally, patients refuse harp therapy. This is one thing patients are empowered to say yes or no. While patients can’t say “no” to a nurse, they are empowered to make a choice about music. If they say no, I never take it personally.
  • Patients, families and staff – all benefit from the musical bedside experience. Sometimes, the caregivers or staff need the music as much as anyone.

It has been our joy to share examples and stories over the past several weeks/months about this beautiful work that we are so passionate about. Please contact us if you’d like more information.

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Grief in the Hospital and Music’s Role

TBriggs : September 24, 2019 12:50 PM

Music and griefGrief can be a common emotion in the hospital setting. What role does music play? Read on …

Before I entered the patient’s room with my harp, I was told the mother (patient) and daughter (caregiver in the room) were grieving. One of the first things they said to me was they lost a son/brother four months ago. I’m not sure what the mother’s physical illness was (the reason she was hospitalized) but I had the sense that whatever it was was completely predicated by grief and sadness. There was a heaviness, a deep sorrow prevalent in their room.

I used the musical principle of Inclusive Attention. (Inclusive Attention is the art of being attentive to the patient and modifying the music to accommodate for the mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual state. It is asking, “What is meeting me here? What am I observing? How do I need to respond?” The heaviness of grief, mourning, and intense sadness is appropriately met with music that is sad, melancholic, and minor. This is contrary to what many people think, but by meeting grief with sad, melancholic music, you acknowledge and honor the patient’s condition or situation and give him or her permission to feel and release the feelings.)

I played music that was quite somber for this mother and daughter. As tears flowed and the feelings of grief and mourning began to lift slightly, it was appropriate to transition the music very slowly from minor keys into major keys. The mood and the music shifted, ebbing and flowing between minor and major. (This is a sub-conscious way of demonstrating that it is vital to feel/express sorrow and dark feelings, as well as OK to feel hope and lightness, sometimes within seconds/minutes of each other … all a natural part of the grieving process.)

I ended our harp therapy session with Amazing Grace which felt like an important connection for them, as well as connecting with their transitioned loved one. While I was playing, I also had the feeling that this mother’s son was hovering above her shoulders and crown chakra. I mentioned this to the mother as I left and she hugged me saying, “This gives me so much comfort. Thank you…”

Tags: caregiver, Grief, harp, hospital
 
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