October 2, 2009
Music not only energizes and calms us; research shows that it has powerful healing properties. Music can ease pain, lower blood pressure, and relieve anxiety and depression. It can even alleviate the symptoms of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, mitigate the side effects of cancer, and aid women in childbirth. Suzanne Hanser, EdD, MT-BC, chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee School of Music, explores how music is being used to help with a variety of health problems. Join us for this fascinating discussion punctuated by video and musical examples. Admission to this program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.