As one of the crucial elements of well-being, music has an incredible power to heal, regenerate, increase productivity and help build resilience.
A 2006 study of 60 adults with chronic pain found that music was able to reduce pain, depression, and disability, and a 2009 meta-analysis found that music-assisted relaxation can improve the quality of sleep in patients with sleep disorders.
In the second episode of the Conversation Series "Well-being At Work, we are speaking with Dr. Kathleen M. Howland, a certified music therapist, licensed speech-language pathologist, and a professor at Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory where she teaches courses in music therapy, neuroscience, and positive psychology.
For the past 40 years, Kathleen has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement, and emotional well-being.
This episode will help you understand how music can improve our cognitive skills, build resilience to stress and adversity, improve social-emotional skills and become more culturally agile.
Travelers will discover practical steps to implement listening to music into their routines (and further understand how they should listen to music to get the benefits from it), while HR professionals will get guidance and insights in the science behind developing resilience and practical tools that can increase their employee's overall well-being.
Kathleen's doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the worlds of neuroscience, music, and wellness.