Bio-Guided Music Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to the Clinical Integration of Music and Biofeedback

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Psychology - 256 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Joseph P Scartelli
11
Foreword by C Norman Shealy
14
Acknowledgements
16
About this Book
18
Introduction
21
Historical and Theoretical Background
25
Physiological Measures Assessment and Digital Music Parameters
79
Practicing BioGuided Music Therapy
127
Neurofeedback with Music for ADHDPilot Research
205
Contributors
227
About the Author
232
Glossary
233
References
235
Subject Index
251
Author Index
254
Copyright

A Glimpse of the Future
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Dr. Eric B. Miller is a psychotherapist, music therapist and biofeedback therapist with experience in inpatient, outpatient, corporate and educational settings. He lectures on Music Therapy at Immaculata University and Montclair University and is a regular speaker at international conferences. Dr. Miller founded the Biofeedback Network and serves as Executive Director of non-profit organizations Expressive Therapy Concepts and Music for People. He resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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