Learn from this Emmy-award winning composer how music is a form of “energy medicine” that can transform grief and the end-of-life experience.
In this episode I share an interview with Gary Malkin, composer of the music for “Graceful Passages,” a CD used in hospices around the world to comfort the dying. Gary will discuss how music has the potential to heal on a physical, emotional and spiritual level and why healthcare should include the arts in the future.
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This week I welcome Emmy winning composer Gary Malkin to talk about his CD for end-of-life transitions: Graceful Passages.
Key takeaways from this interview include:
- How Gary composed the music for Graceful Passages and where the inspiration came from
- How music can be used as a tool that calls people to be fully present and can be very helpful in end-of-life scenarios
- Why music is helpful in times of grief
- Why we should look for music that is “life-enhancing” or “positive intention” to have a soothing effect and create a response of relaxation
- Science is documenting that music and other art forms can increase heart coherence, cause the release of oxytocin (the “love hormone”) and enhance immune function
- Why periods of silence are important and how deep breathing and soft toning can help bridge the fear of silence
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