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Imagining the world with music at our core: Part 4

On the last day of the conference, I was struck by how conference presentations are as much about the discussion that is generated, as they are about the content shared. This strikes me as especially important when we think about pedagogy in general – education should never be just about imparting facts, and should always […]

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Imagining the world with music at our core: Part 3

It was a truly magical day here in rainy British Columbia. A day full of myth, depth, sophisticated ideas, feeling, and gorgeous musical offerings. It began with a presentation called “A Mythic Gateway to Transformation and Living Life Fully in the Twenty-First Century: Journeying with Innana and Enki.” Leslie Bunt, from the U.K., and Margareta […]

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Imagining the world with music at our core. Part 2

Conference attendance is not just about the presentations. Often the most memorable and important experiences happen when you least expect them. I sat at breakfast with an entire table of new Fellows of the Association – one from Colombia, one from Spain, and two from Mexico. Guided Imagery and Music is reaching far and wide. […]

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Imagining the world with music at our core: Part 1

I arrived in the wee small hours of Tuesday morning, in downtown Vancouver. And am now situated in a small retreat center outside of the city, enjoying the peacefulness of nearby woods, and the sounds of birds outside my window. This is a perfect place to come together with fellow attendees of the biennial, North […]

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Website design

Welcome to my new website, officially launched today! I want to thank my amazing designer, Rebecca Hume, who spent many hours developing a look that would reflect my personality and my clinical work. I really love what she’s created for me; it clearly expresses my intention as a therapist, and hopefully invites more people to […]

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Heading to Vancouver!

I am excited to report that, this week, I am attending the 2013 conference of the Association for Music and Imagery in Vancouver, Canada. I will be co-presenting with Maya Story on the subject of GIM and beyond: How GIM training informs our other work. I’m excited to begin a deeper conversation about receptive methods […]

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CMTE on Sunday October 21, 2012

The New Jersey Association for Music Therapy has invited me to run a 5 hour education presentation this October. The title of my presentation is Surrendering to the Music: Receptive Attitudes that Transform the Therapist and the Client. Please contact me for further information or see Surrendering to the Music – CMTE with all the details, […]

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My music therapy guru!

My dear friend and fellow-trainee in Guided Imagery and Music, Erin Montgomery, has interviewed our trainer, Dr. Lisa Summer. Click here to read the excellent interview. It is really a very clear and concise summary of the incredible clinical work that Lisa has pioneered and developed, and the clinical focus that we, her trainees, are […]

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I Got Life! – Being fully alive in the aesthetic experience

Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life – YouTube. I haven’t been able to get this song out of head since watching this video over the New Year. It’s originally from the musical, “Hair”, and Nina Simone sang and recorded this song many times in her career, each time switching up the words to […]

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Relationship to Music

John Carpente invited me to write a blog posting. Check it out here: Guest Blogger, Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff writes on Relationship in Music « Dr. John Carpente’s Music & Child Development Blog.    

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