| The oldest healing instrument? The Didjeridoo
The didjeridoo is an aboriginal instrument that probably came from northern Austrailia. Because it produces such a low, throbbing tone it is extremely useful for healing purposes. One of the things that many people with psychiatric problems need is a sense of grounding, and so the didjeridoo has traditionally been used to provide a long, steady tone to ground the individual while another higher pitched instrument or voices produced a soothing melody or simple harmony. Probably the didjeridoo
is not a good instrument to start with because one needs a lot of breath control
and understanding of “circular Breathing.”
A few of the questionnaires I received indicated that people would like to know more about healing instruments and where to buy them at a reasonable price. Well, I do have an instrument store on my site! It’s called
Apollo’s Axes, and has just about any instrument you can think of at very reasonable prices. You’re welcome to
E-mail me with any instrument questions!
Upcoming Local Classes for March and April
Classes held at:
Healing Music Enterprises
2410 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Call 502-895-7688 to register
All classes are 3-5 PM
$20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of class
March 6th: Music and the Mind-Body Connection
March 13th: Music as a Tool for Stress Management and Relaxation
March 20th: Music and the Brain
Information from the latest scientific research on how music affects the brain and how you can maximize the benefits
March 27th: Toning and Chanting as a Tool in Recovery from Addictions
April 3th: Music with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
April 10th: Healing your relationship with music
April 17th: Music with Young Children: Singing and Playing to Learn about Life
April 24th: Music with Newborns and Infants
Upcoming Workshops & Presentations
NOTE: For more information on any of these upcoming events,
just call me at 502-895-7688 or
- Nurses Caring for Nurses Conference, Jacksonville, FL
April - dates and times pending for Cincinnati and Lexington, KY call me at 502-895-7688 for more information
May 15th - 20th: The Awakening Museum, Santa Fe, NM
May 27th - 30th - “Toning and Chanting with Addictions” National 12-step conference in New Orleans
June: Charlotte, N.C. TBA
July: Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah, Ga., TBA
August: NYC and Boston, TBA
September: Seattle and environs?
Date Undecided "Music in the Golden Years"
There are quite a few possibilities on the horizon! Please contact me ASAP if you’d like me to present something in your area. I’m more than happy to work within your group’s budget and will come up with something affordable if I possibly can!
Playing any instrument or singing is always preferable to passive listening in terms of health benefits. It takes no prior training to play many drums and other percussion instruments for fun and enjoyment. If you’re interested in trying a small steel drum, a thumb piano, or a recorder, try an instrument from
Apollo’s Axes. You’ll be glad you did!
What music works well to relieve anxiety?
Quite a few people said (in the questionnaire) that they’d like to know more about using music for anxiety. I believe that the best sound healing tool for anxiety is toning. I am in the process of creating an ebook/course for toning right now. Toning is probably the most accessible tool for sound healing and involves no equipment purchase or extensive training. I do have a tape for sale now on Toning and Chanting if you want to get right to work on it!
As always, Dr. Cash will set up workshops in Louisville and surrounding areas at special request
if a minimum of 10-12 people can be assured.
“Using music with the autistic child”
“Music as a Pathway to Higher Power”
“Wellness through Music: Ten Top Tips”
“Music and Childbirth: the Lullaby Project
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Alice H. Cash, Ph.D., LCSW
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