Unitative Listening & Beyond
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Unitative Listening & Beyond

This webinar workshop is for Certified Music Practitioners or students in the Music for Healing & Transition Program. 

Unitative Listening is a trans-personal practice and process developed by Melinda Gardiner for use by the Music for Healing & Transition Program.  It is based on the Krieger-Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch.  Unitative Listening enhances the ability of Certified Music Practitioners (CMPs) to prepare themselves purposefully to deliver prescriptive therapeutic music at the bedside. 

This presentation expands our understanding of where this practice fits in relationship to other trans-personal and ancient practices for self-development. It examines, deepens and expands the practice so that workshop participants may use it as part of their regular self-care practice, deepening their ability to remain emotionally healthy, grounded, and able to avoid burn-out.  This presentation will help participants increase sensitivity and confidence in assessing, and then meeting patients' needs.

Session length - 3 hours

Cost: $25.00

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The Voice & Chant:  Enhancing your Therapeutic Presence with your voice
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Voice & Chant: Enhancing your Therapeutic Presence with your voice

This webinar workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as the students of those programs. It is also open to anyone who loves to sing. 

Are you a therapeutic musician who likes to sing, but has not found a way to integrate your voice into your work with patients, or would like to use your voice for self-care?  Are you an instrumentalist who would like to explore chants of different cultures? 

Simple chants from different cultures with meaningful lyrics can provide a lovely vehicle for focusing your therapeutic intention, deepening intimacy and connection, and facilitating healing.   

This workshop will cover these topics: why the voice is a vehicle that can intensify the possibility for greater intimacy and healing as you serve patients; how therapeutic singing differs from “performance” singing; how chants can be used to open up possibilities for improvisation on your instrument; exercises that will help you embody the therapeutic voice; learning chants from diverse cultures that you can use in your therapeutic music practice; and information on sources for finding chants from many cultures.

Session Length: 3 hours - 3 MHTP CEUs - cost: $25.00

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An Introduction to St. Hildegard of Bingen & Her Music
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

An Introduction to St. Hildegard of Bingen & Her Music

St. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century "Renaissance" woman, whose visionary experiences inspired her music and writings.  She composed the earliest liturgical drama and mystery play, as well as over 60 beautiful and unusual pieces of music. 

In this workshop, you will learn about her fascinating life, her philosophy of music, the requirements of sung prayer, and particularly her unusual and therapeutic use of intervals and modes.  You will learn how to approach the songs vocally and instrumentally, and will learn to sing and/or play several short pieces of her music. Her music can be an inspiration for your own compositions and liturgical or therapeutic work.

Session length - 3 hours - 2 MHTP CEUs - cost: $25.00

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A Primer on Gregorian Chant for Therapeutic Musicians
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

A Primer on Gregorian Chant for Therapeutic Musicians

This workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as students of those programs. 

The workshop will cover the fundamentals of reading Gregorian notation, the eight Gregorian modes, sources of repertoire, possibilities for composition and improvisation using the principles, and the use of this music as therapeutic repertoire.  

This workshop is for singers and instrumentalists, and is primarily interactive and experiential.  

Session length: 5 hours - 5 MHTP CEUs - cost: $50.00

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A Primer on Gregorian Chant for Therapeutic Musicians
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

A Primer on Gregorian Chant for Therapeutic Musicians

This workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as students of those programs. 

The workshop will cover the fundamentals of reading Gregorian notation, the eight Gregorian modes, sources of repertoire, possibilities for composition and improvisation using the principles, and the use of this music as therapeutic repertoire.  

This workshop is for singers and instrumentalists, and is primarily interactive and experiential.  

Session length: 5 hours - 5 MHTP CEUs - cost: $50.00

You may pay by PayPal or Credit Card on the Products Page, or by check via Postal Mail with the Registration Form below.

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The Voice & Chant:  Enhancing your Therapeutic Presence with your voice
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

The Voice & Chant: Enhancing your Therapeutic Presence with your voice

This webinar workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as the students of those programs. It is also open to anyone who loves to sing. 

Are you a therapeutic musician who likes to sing, but has not found a way to integrate your voice into your work with patients, or would like to use your voice for self-care?  Are you an instrumentalist who would like to explore chants of different cultures? 

Simple chants from different cultures with meaningful lyrics can provide a lovely vehicle for focusing your therapeutic intention, deepening intimacy and connection, and facilitating healing.   

This workshop will cover these topics: why the voice is a vehicle that can intensify the possibility for greater intimacy and healing as you serve patients; how therapeutic singing differs from “performance” singing; how chants can be used to open up possibilities for improvisation on your instrument; exercises that will help you embody the therapeutic voice; learning chants from diverse cultures that you can use in your therapeutic music practice; and information on sources for finding chants from many cultures.

Session Length: 3 hours - 3 MHTP CEUs - cost: $20.00

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A Sonic Meditation: Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

A Sonic Meditation: Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen

This will be a meditative concert of St. Hildegard's music, with voice and harp.  The concert is open to the public and is free, with a free-will donation encouraged to benefit Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center.

St. Hildegard was a 12th century "Renaissance" woman, a Benedictine abbess, and an advisor to kings, other monastics and ordinary people.  A recognized and revered visionary during her life, her visions informed her music and prolific writings. Hildegard was formally recognized as a saint and declared a Doctor of the Church in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

The concert are presented by Melinda Gardiner.   Melinda is the co-author of Shadows of the Living Light:  Songs of Hildegard of Bingen.  She is a liturgical musician and cantor at Our Lady of Hope Church, Copake Falls, NY; experienced retreat facilitator; therapeutic musician at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY and Community Hospice; and a faculty member for the Music for Healing & Transition Program.

For information on the retreat or concert, call 518-929-6666, email melindacgardiner@gmail.com

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A Retreat with St. Hildegard of Bingen
Mar
23
to Mar 25

A Retreat with St. Hildegard of Bingen

St. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century "Renaissance" woman, whose visionary experiences informed her life, her music and her writings.  This retreat is an opportunity to immerse yourself in St. Hildegard's unique and unitive imagination of the cosmos, and to experience her concept of "viriditas," that is, the "greening power,"  in the nurturing environment of Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center. We will explore her medicine, theology, philosophy of life, and music, while being enfolded in time for prayer, silence and time in nature.  St.  Hildegard's vision is particularly relevant in these times.

The retreat will include a meditative concert of her music on Saturday evening.

The Retreat takes place at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, 1184 Rt. 11, Craryville, NY 12521 www.pumpkinhollow.org

Fees:    $340:  includes program fee, use of all facilities, concert, shared room and 6 meals. $380: includes program fee, use of all facilities, concert, single room and 6 meals.    Please note:  single rooms are very limited.  $270: Commuter.  Includes program fee, use of all facilities, concert, and 6 meals.             

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An Introduction to St. Hildegard of Bingen & Her Music
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

An Introduction to St. Hildegard of Bingen & Her Music

St. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century "Renaissance" woman, whose visionary experiences inspired her music and writings.  She composed the earliest liturgical drama and mystery play, as well as over 60 beautiful and unusual pieces of music. 

In this workshop, you will learn about her fascinating life, her philosophy of music, the requirements of sung prayer, and particularly her unusual and therapeutic use of intervals and modes.  You will learn how to approach the songs vocally and instrumentally, and will learn to sing and/or play several short pieces of her music. Her music can be an inspiration for your own compositions and liturgical or therapeutic work.

Session length - 3 hours - 2 MHTP CEUs - cost: $20.00

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Unitative Listening and Beyond

This webinar workshop is for Certified Music Practitioners or students in the Music for Healing & Transition Program. 

Unitative Listening is a trans-personal practice and process developed by Melinda Gardiner for use by the Music for Healing & Transition Program.  It is based on the Krieger-Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch.  Unitative Listening enhances the ability of Certified Music Practitioners (CMPs) to prepare themselves purposefully to deliver prescriptive therapeutic music at the bedside. 

This presentation expands our understanding of where this practice fits in relationship to other trans-personal and ancient practices for self-development. It examines, deepens and expands the practice so that workshop participants may use it as part of their regular self-care practice, deepening their ability to remain emotionally healthy, grounded, and able to avoid burn-out.  This presentation will help participants increase sensitivity and confidence in assessing, and then meeting patients' needs.

Session length - 3 hours - 3 MHTP CEUs - cost: $20.00

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

A Primer on Gregorian Chant for Therapeutic Musicians

This workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as students of those programs.  The workshop will cover the fundamentals of reading Gregorian notation, the eight Gregorian modes, sources of repertoire, possibilities for composition and improvisation using the principles, and the use of this music as therapeutic repertoire. 

This workshop is for singers and instrumentalists, and is primarily interactive and experiential. 

Session length: 6 hours - 6 MHTP CEUs

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

An Introduction to St. Hildegard of Bingen & Her Music

St. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century "Renaissance" woman, whose visionary experiences inspired her music and writings.  She composed the earliest liturgical drama and mystery play, as well as over 60 beautiful and unusual pieces of music. 

In this workshop, you will learn about her fascinating life, her philosophy of music, the requirements of sung prayer, and particularly her unusual and therapeutic use of intervals and modes.  You will learn how to approach the songs vocally and instrumentally, and will learn to sing and/or play several short pieces of her music. Her music can be an inspiration for your own compositions and liturgical or therapeutic work.

Session length - 3 hours - 2 MHTP CEUs

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

The Voice & Chant: enhancing your therapeutic presence with your voice

This webinar workshop is offered to therapeutic musicians who are graduates of NSBTM accredited programs as well as the students of those programs. It is also open to anyone who loves to sing.

Are you a therapeutic musician who likes to sing, but has not found a way to integrate your voice into your work with patients, or would like to use your voice for self-care?  Are you an instrumentalist who would like to explore chants of different cultures?

Simple chants from different cultures with meaningful lyrics can provide a lovely vehicle for focusing your therapeutic intention, deepening intimacy and connection, and facilitating healing.    This workshop will cover these topics: why the voice is a vehicle that can intensify the possibility for greater intimacy and healing as you serve patients; how therapeutic singing differs from “performance” singing; how chants can be used to open up possibilities for improvisation on your instrument; exercises that will help you embody the therapeutic voice; learning chants from diverse cultures that you can use in your therapeutic music practice; and information on sources for finding chants from many cultures.

Session length - 3 hours

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