The Case for Music in Times of Loss – The New York Times

via The Case for Music in Times of Loss – The New York Times

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Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontology Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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2 Responses to The Case for Music in Times of Loss – The New York Times

  1. Auntysocial says:

    I’m half wondering whether to write a new blog post and link to this or comment here because I have so much opinion about music, how it really is everything. Some can take or leave it and many share an appreciation or understanding on some level but for me and certainly in our home it’s everything. I don’t watch much in the way of TV or movies but there’s not a day in my life I haven’t been singing, listening to music, playing it, dancing to it.

    I’ve used music with animals for years and have yet to meet a dog, horse or pony that didn’t actually learn to relax and learn to associate music with calm and contentment. It really has helped humans and animals I’ve cared for at the end of life anyway.

    Very short clip of my old Springer Spaniel flat out asleep listening to me play the piano which she always loved and my daughter captured on her phone. She died less than 24hrs after this and devastated though I was to lose her, I see this and do think even in her sleep the sound of me on the piano was still registering and helping to keep her calm.

    Maybe I should write that blog post and link to you after all 🙂

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