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Music, the Breath and Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy



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Music, the Breath and Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy
Edited by Ronit Azoulay and Joanne V. Loewy
316 pages

The breath affects multiple dimensions of our health.  Scientific research is increasingly demonstrating the influence of breath on emotion, physical health, resilience and vitality.  Music offers a unique contribution to breathing function: Listening to music can impact breathing rhythms; live music entrained to breathing rhythms may support interpersonal connections; and active music-making using the breath directly (e.g., wind instrument playing and/or singing) can support optimal respiration.  Integrative music therapy incorporates clinical interventions using music and breath within a holistic view of the patient and healthcare delivery.

In this book, contributors from music therapy, medicine and related healthcare professions offer clinical methods and research on music, the breath and health across a variety of populations including pulmonary medicine, mechanical ventilation, coma, pain management, procedural support, childbirth, neonatal intensive care, oncology, end of life, psychotherapy and wellness.



          Joanne V. Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC


          Ronit Azoulay, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Part I: Music and the Breath

Chapter 1   Music Entrainment for Breathing Regulation

          Joke Bradt, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC

Chapter 2   Breathing in Music: A Case-Based Presentation in Three Parts

          Clive Robbins, DMM, DHL, MT-BC & Joseph Piccinini, MA, LCAT, CMT

Chapter 3   Opening to Breath: An Examination of Breath and Process in Embodied Voice Work

          Lisa Sokolov, MA

Chapter 4   Music AS A Life Force Energy

          Louise Montello, DA, LCAT, LP, MT-BC

Part II: Music Therapy and Pulmonary Care

Chapter 5   Music Therapy and Integrative Pulmonary Care

          Jonathan Raskin, MD & Ronit Azoulay, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Chapter 6   Clinical Improvisation with Winds: Enhancing Breath in Music Therapy

          Joanne V. Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC, Ronit Azoulay, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, Brian Harris, MA, LCAT, MT-BC & Erica Rondina, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Chapter 7   The Use of Musical Wind Instruments with Patients Who Have Pulmonary Diseases: Clinical Recommendations for Music


          Ellen-Griggs-Dane, PhD, MT-BC

Chapter 8   An Individalizes Intervention to Improve Asthma Management Among Urban Latino and African-American Families

          Sebastian Bonner, PhD, Barry J. Zimmerman, PhD, David Evans, PhD, Matilde Irigoyen, MD, David Resnick, MD, Robert D. Mellins, MD

Chapter 9   The Asthma Initiative Program: Medical Music Psychotherapy with Children and Teens with Asthma

          Brian Harris, MA, LCAT, MT-BC & Erica Rondina, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Chapter 10  A Music Psychotherapy Approach for the Treatment of Adults with Pulminary Disease

          Ronit Azoulay, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Part III: Music Therapy and Mechanical Ventilation

Chapter 11  Integrative Music Therapy and Physical Therapy for Patients on Mechanical Ventilation

          Kathy Jo Gutgsell, BSN, MT-BC

Chapter 12  The Use of Music Therapy for Patients Being Weaned from Mechanical Ventilation: A Piolt Study

          Rosemary Olivia, LCAT, MT-BC, Bryan C. Hunter, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, Olle Jane Z. Sahler, MD, D'Arcy Gaisner, MS, NP, &

          Diane M. Salipante, MSN, APRN-BC

Chapter 13  The Breath of Innocents: Music Therapy with Children in States of Severely Impaired Consciousness

          Liza WU, MA, LCAT, MT-BC & Anya P. Ismail, MA, MT-BC

Chapter 14  The Clinical Use of Piano with Patients Suffering from Breathing Distress Related to Pain

          Marcela Lichtensztejn, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, NRMT

Chapter 15  Musical Sedation: Mechanisms of Breathing Entrainment

          Joanne V. Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

Part V: Music and the Breath Across the Lifespan - Childbirth, NICU, and End of Life Care

Chapter16  Dimensions of the Voice: The Use of Voice and Breath with Infants and Caregivers in the NICU

          Kristin Stewart, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, SEP

Chapter 17  At First and Last Breath: Breathing with Music in Childbirth and Near the End of Life

          Suzanne B. Hanser, EdD, MT-BC

Part VI: Related Creative Arts Therapy Perspectives

Chapter 18  Breath: The Constant Dance

          Sharon W. Goodill, PhD, ADTR, NCC, LPC

Chapter 19  Conscious Breathing in Drama Therapy

          Elisabeth Davis, MA & Lillie McCatty, MA

Part VII: Future Implications

Chapter 20: Future Implications

          Stephen Quentzel, MD, JD, MA







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Could not find the book another place.
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I am researching on music therapy work with clients in minimally conscious states. There is a chapter about it, according to my database search.
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