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West African Drumming Class at the FLPC

On Saturday, October 29, the music therapy staff welcomed Leah Ivory who presented a Continuing Music Therapy Education course. Leah is a well-known local musician accomplished in both classical piano and West African drumming. The workshop, entitled "The Roots of Rhythm: West African Drumming and Drum Facilitation", was a lively and informative introduction to group [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

Music Therapy & The Creative Process

“The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort toward wholeness.” - Madeleine L’Engle   “I’m not creative.”   Sound familiar? As a music therapist, one of the things I do is help people of all abilities work through a creative process.  Sometimes the greatest challenge is convincing people that creativity [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms, Uncategorized|

‘That’s the Real Him’

Miranda Eden and Ron, a Mercy Health patient. (Photo courtesy: Mercy Health) Our music therapist, Miranda Eden, is featured in this beautiful profile by Mercy Health: “You need music in your life. Music brings back unity of family. It’s brought me back to having a connection with my inner self, and the arts.” [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

Not Just a Career, a Vocation

As a music therapist relatively new to hospice care, I am truly enjoying the unique experiences I have on a daily basis. Music can comfort us, it can motivate us, assist with pain management and open the door to reflection or communication. Music can impact many stages of life, e.g. the music of childhood days, [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

Music Therapy for Premature Babies

Via NBC Latino Babies born prematurely face special challenges; they are presented with a world of sensory experiences they are not yet wired to take in. Not surprisingly, an infant with a pre-term neurological system will be hyper-sensitive to full-term sights, sounds, movement, and touch. Because of their fragile state, infants delivered before [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

How Music Therapy Helps with Socialization Skills

Music therapist Lindsey Perrault works with children with special needs at Pine Grove Learning Center. (June 2, 2016) Check out our music therapist Lindsey Perrault working with children at Pine Grove Learning Center. She uses a "hello song" to help kids with special needs improve socialization skills. The song prompts the children to [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

I Can Breathe Clearly Now

Rauch. Pneuma. Prana. Breath. It is the first thing we do when we enter this world and the last thing we do before we leave it, breathe. It is our life force and core to our existence. Now imagine, if you can, your throat constricting, gasping for air, panicking as you struggle to breath. This [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms, Uncategorized|

Balancing Musician and Therapist

Welcome to the Franciscan Life Process Center‘s Franciscan Rhythms Blog! We hope to use this as a forum to share our mission to release the potential for wholeness in each individual through music. Our music therapy program has been in existence for nearly 40 years and we help people in all stages of life, from children [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

Music Therapy: Remember Your Moment?

Welcome to the Franciscan Life Process Center's Franciscan Rhythms Blog! We hope to use this as a forum to share our mission to release the potential for wholeness in each individual through music. Our music therapy program has been in existence for nearly 40 years and we help people in all stages of life, from children [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms|

Humble Beginnings: The Franciscan Life Process Center’s 38-year Music Therapy History

Welcome to the Franciscan Life Process Center's Franciscan Rhythms Blog! We hope to use this as a forum to share our mission to release the potential for wholeness in each individual through music. Our music therapy program has been in existence for nearly 40 years and we help people in all stages of life, from children [...]

2017-01-10T12:23:00+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Franciscan Rhythms, News|