Join Blue Zones Project and HI Notes Music Therapy for a FREE and interactive workshop where participants will experience the power of music to improve well-being. Participants will experience music improvisation, singing, mindfulness, relaxation to music, and will learn about how to use music in daily life to reduce stress and improve well-being.
Date: Friday, September 13
Location: Mōʻiliʻili Community Center, Studio Room 305 (2535 South King St, Honolulu, HI 96826)
FREE to the public
Parking available at Mō'iliʻili Community Center ground level lot or on the 2nd floor of the Down to Earth parking structure in marked stalls
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to achieved individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional. Music therapy interventions can be designed to
- Promote Wellness
- Manage Stress
- Alleviate Pain
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Promote Physical Rehabilitation
Healthy individuals can use music for stress reduction via active music making, such as drumming, as well as passive listening for relaxation. Music is often a vital support for physical exercise. Research supports the idea that singing reduces stress hormones, improves immune function, supports cognition, and improves respiratory health. Music is often a social activity that helps us build connections to others.