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 Bio-Guided Music Therapy

Bio-Guided Music Therapy

A Practitioner's Guide to the Clinical Integration of Music and Biofeedback

Eric B. Miller

Quick Overview

This practical guide introduces the principles of biofeedback and explores the use of music therapy interventions in the context of achieving skills in self-regulation of physiological response. The book looks at the primary modalities of biofeedback, in conjunction with the assignment of digitally sampled musical voices to specific body functions.
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Paperback / softback
2011, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-844-5
£19.99
Ebook
2011, ePUB, 256pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-473-4
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£19.99

Description

Bio-Guided Music Therapy explores the clinical integration of music and biofeedback, providing the practitioner with a rationale, historical context and detailed step-by-step instructions for implementing real-time physiological data driven music therapy.

This practical guide introduces the fundamental principles of biofeedback and explores the use of music therapy interventions in the context of achieving skills in self-regulation of physiological response. The book looks at the primary modalities of biofeedback, in conjunction with the assignment of digitally sampled musical voices to specific body functions. Additional music therapy interventions discussed include guided imagery to music, toning, mantra meditation, drumming and improvisation. We see how physiological data taken in the moment and combined with music therapy techniques, may be successfully applied to the treatment of stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, chronic pain, dementia, migraine, ADHD and addictions.

Instructive and accessible, this book will prove an essential resource for students and practitioners of music therapy, biofeedback practitioners, social workers, psychologists and healing arts professionals.

Reviews

'I warmly recommend this book not only to professionals but also to the people interested to discover the ultimate frontiers of research in music and medicine.'
- Dr. Alexander J. Graur, Ph.D., MT-BC, President, Medicamus Italiana Torino, Italy

'In this century of science and music, Music Therapists are moving toward in-depth understanding of music's impact on physiologic function. Dr. Miller's brilliant and carefully researched book is most timely! Through astute and clear descriptions of state-of-the-art research and clinical work with sample cases, Dr. Miller informs on how biofeedback techniques, combined with targeted music therapy interventions, can result in physiological, psychological and cognitive rehabilitation. The information provides insight into how neurologic feedback training incorporating music therapy approaches can attain positive adaptations in a variety of diagnosed individuals. This book is an important contribution to the field.'
- Dr. Dorita S. Berger, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, clinician and author of Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child and The Music Effect

'Dr. Eric B. Miller is a pioneer in the documented core of music's role in wellness. Bio-Guided Music Therapy provides students, practitioners and musicians important insight into the energetic power of sound, harmony and music making.'
- Don Campbell, author of Healing at the Speed of Sound and The Mozart Effect

'Dr. Eric Miller has done an outstanding job of synthesizing the fields of biofeedback, physiology and other bio medical techniques as they relate to music therapy and provides an excellent model for integrating these into clinical practice for such issues as ADHD, addictions and pain.'
- Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and Senior Vice President, Music Therapy Services, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, New York, USA.

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