My trip to the American
Music Therapy Conference in Jacksonville was a huge
hit! Not only did I finally get to meet so
many music therapists that I had corresponded with
for years, but never met, such as Brian Abrams and
Kat Fulton, I also visited with some of my favorite
music therapists from other parts of the country
that I've met, but don't get to see very often, such
as Deforia Lane, Lisa Jackert, Barbara Wheeler and
The sessions there were
all really good, but my favorite one was the one
that Deforia Lane presented on her research with
music therapy and breast biopsies. It was a
fascinating study, utilizing both live music or
recorded music and then a possibility of no music,
depending on the randomization of subjects. It
was a great presentation with video and funny
stories as well as touching stories. Deforia
is simply a master story-teller.
In the course of these
three days, one of the most exciting occurrences was
my introduction to a man from California who is
president of a major recording company in Los
Angeles. This gentleman is working with a
music therapist on a "wellness/insomnia app."
We are talking with him about using the application
on our cordless, programmable headphones.
Because he works in the music industry, he has
access to a large library of existing music in
dozens of genres. Nothing has been finalized
but the possibilities are very exciting!
While there, I also had
some promising conversations with a music therapist
from Nashville who is interested in becoming head of
new music acquisition, which is the original music
that we are commissioning from composers around the
world. There are many exciting activities
going on now in our two branches, Healing Music
Enterprises and Surgical Serenity Solutions.
Surgery and Music Blog
Solutions featured in Local Magazine
One of the challenges that we musicians, music therapists, and
clinical musicologists have is publicity. In the past, unless one
had a very healthy marketing and advertising budget, it was just not
possible to let the world know what all of the possibilities were
for healing with music, how music affects the brain, and the
tremendous benefits of music with surgery. Now, much of that has
With the internet and the world wide web, we now have the
possibility of electronic magazines (ezines), blogs, Facebook,
Twitter and so much more. All of these are basically free, but there
is just a little bit of a learning curve. Thanks to all of the new
“social media” options, millions more people are now aware of the
healing power of music. And this week, out came one more great
article about the Surgical Serenity Solution.
Would love to get your comments and questions after ready this!
You’ve heard about Cyber Monday! It’s the one day of the
year, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when online merchants around
the world, offer unbelievable
deals!! But they are only available online and for one day only.
no store that you can go to and purchase these incredible
headphones…no store in the world carries them!
the spirit of the holidays, we want to help you or a fellow patient,
friend or healthcare professional, find the pre-programmed
headphones on SurgicalHeadphones.com! If you are looking for
pre-programmed, proven-effective headphones for surgery, a medical
or dental procedure, or just some headphones for relaxing,
meditating, or slowing you down after a hard day at work or a busy
day of holiday shopping, now is the time to connect with us.
with this special Cyber Sale
MondayTuesday & Wednesday (December 10 & 11)
coupon and get our Surgical Serenity Headphones for 50%
This kind of deal we probably will not offer again in the
foreseeable future! It will truly just be for one day and comes
with a full one-year warranty PLUS a 30-minute consultation
with Dr. Cash, creator of the Surgical Serenity Solution!
When you purchase headphones, use this
Premier Holiday Coupon
during checkout to receive your 50% Discount:
Dr. Cash will contact you using your E-mail address to
arrange your 30-minute consultation.
Hurry, This coupon will only work on Monday December 2, 2013!
Brain and Music Blog
Have you ever had a Tune
stuck in your brain?
Almost everybody that I talk to about
music and the brain tells me that at
some point in their life they have had a
serious problem with a tune stuck in
their brain. You know what I’m talking
about? You hear an old favorite on the
radio or something jogs your memory and
suddenly you start playing this song
over and over and over in your brain.
The problem is, even after you want it
to stop, it won’t stop! Now that is
Recently, I got a beautiful hymn from my
childhood, stuck in my brain. I grew up
in the United Methodist Church in the
Deep South, and loved this hymn. The
older I get, the more precious these
hymns from my childhood become. Here is
a wonderful YouTube recording of this
beautiful hymn. Hopefully, it won’t turn
into an “earworm” for you!
For nearly two decades, I've been helping people use the music that
they already love to heal their lives and increase their wellness
am one of the world's only clinical musicologists and hold
a Masters degree in piano performance, a Ph.D. in
musicology and a Master of Social Work in clinical social work. I
am also a licensed clinical social worker. I work with people and
diagnoses of all kinds, enabling them to find healing, acceptance and
performing, researching, and teaching and have put them all together
in a career called "Music Medicine."
Dr. Alice H. Cash is often asked to share her
Grand Rounds Presentation with hospitals' doctors and staff. Learn
what is currently happening around the world and the results they are
"It was the
easiest of all hand surgeries! I was listening to music, then a slight
lull of nothing and then back to the music. Wonderfully comfortable. The
best surgical experience yet. I am honored to know, worked with and
utilized Dr. Cash's magnificent medical field
understands the import of her invention!"