Using music to reduce stress: Creating intentional playlists


We are a society of professional listeners when it comes to music. There is more music available today than ever before. From concerts, to ear buds, to music in the shower, we have access 24/7. Yet, does it always help? Are there times that it doesn’t meet your need? Do you have an “intentional playlist?” In this presentation, you will learn how music affects the brain; it’s role in neuroplasticity and why it’s important to create intentional playlists. You will be given the tools for creating an intentional playlist or two for yourself and others.

Presented by Michelle Muth with M3 Music Therapy

Michelle Montgomery Muth, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with the unique experience of having worked in both the corporate world and in music her entire professional life. Becoming a music therapist has influenced every aspect of Michelle’s personal, professional and musical life: from working with family groups, to faith-based organizations, to businesses. She is passionate about music’s ability to create positive change to help people connect, engage and thrive in their lives.

Michelle is a certified music educator and music therapist with advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy. She is a HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator and has studied drum circle facilitation with Arthur Hull, Christine Stevens, and Jim Donovan.

Specializing in bringing music therapy services to children and older adults, and providing groups, businesses and communities with rhythm-based experiences for team-building and wellness.

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