Faith Halverson-Ramos, MA, MT-BC, LPC: Being in the “Hear” and Now: Music-Making as Mindfulness Practice

Abstract:

Research shows that mindfulness has a variety of health benefits. While traditionally associated with meditation practices, mindfulness can also be experienced through music- making. In this presentation, participants will deepen their understanding of mindfulness through music-based activities and examine possible implications for themselves and clients.

Learner Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify at least two ways in which music-based mindfulness practice can be used for self-care (CBMT Scope of Practice: II. A. 2. B. d)

2. Participants will be able to identify at least two ways as to how music-based mindfulness practice can be integrated into cognitive, holistic, humanistic/existential, and transpersonal theoretical orientations (CBMT Scope of Practice: II. A. 4. B. c. d. f)

About Faith Halverson-Ramos, MA, MT-BC, LPC:

Faith Halverson-Ramos, MA, LPC, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, USA. Her clinical scope of practice is mental health and wellness, end-of-life, and palliative care. Mindfulness practice and Embodied Voicework are foundational to her music therapy approach.

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