How Can Music Help Us?

Singing along to classics from my youth definitely has a positive effect on my mood. From sharing a karaoke night with friends to learning about music therapy from a licensed creative arts therapist, this episode explores the healing power of music for young and old with conditions ranging from autism, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease to persons healing from trauma.

Laurel Roth Patton — mental health consumer, advocate, speaker, and writer — and I talk about our different karaoke experiences. Juliane Kowski, LCAT, MT-BC, MA — of Music Connects — discusses what music therapy is and how it varies depending on the client and what they need.

 


Talking with the Autism Pastor

Dr. Lamar Hardwick is a pastor in LaGrange, Georgia as well as a man diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome – a condition on the autism spectrum. Listen to this interview with Lamar, check out his blog, and, of course, buy his book, I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor.