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Defense.gov News Article: Pentagon Expo to Feature Art Therapy for ‘Invisible Wounds’

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Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration are making strides in integrating the arts into the recovery of veterans from the visible and invisible wounds of war. I don’t think many people realize that the profession of music therapist emerged after World War II when the VA realized that traditional approaches to healing were not successful in many cases. The development in the VA of the expressive therapies integration with traditional medicine has come a long way since it began in the 1980s. This news article from the Department of Defense is good news indeed. Now it needs to be made available for all active and retired service men and women.

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Defense.gov News Article: Pentagon Expo to Feature Art Therapy for ‘Invisible Wounds’.

 

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Music Has Power Friday: Veterans Find ‘Family,’ Healing In Festival And Electronic Music Culture

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sing your song

Over the last few days I have come across many examples of how the power of music is affecting the lives of veterans and the healing processes of recovering from trauma. I love this example from Electric Forest and its creation for veterans, Electric Force.

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Veterans Find ‘Family,’ Healing In Festival And Electronic Music Culture.

 

Veterans Playing at the 2013 National Veterans Arts Festival

Veterans Playing at the 2013 National Veterans Arts Festival

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Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Good News Tuesday, 3: How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain | CommonHealth

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One of the topics I keep finding information about lately is how actually playing music has important effects on the developing brain. AND this includes the lifelong development of the brain.

 

This is a good share for a Tuesday morning. What instrument do you want to learn to play? It’s easier than you think!

 

 

 

 

How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain | CommonHealth.

 

Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans Performing at the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Good News Tuesday: Your Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons

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Music lessons are not just for the young.

Music can have a powerful impact on our brains long past the traditional years of music-making as children. A wonderful artist from Canada whose work I used to show in my gallery has spent the past year not painting and shaping sculptures as she usually does but in taking music lessons. I have been fascinated by her growth and development over this time.

 

 

Let me know please if you come across articles and research that relates to the music and the brain.

A great read for this week: Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia.

Your Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons.

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