We are a community of mental health professionals, educators, musicians, athletes and concerned citizens collaborating to develop and implement scalable, trauma-informed coping skill programs for K-12 students.
We are part of the collective community working to improve health outcomes and reduce the financial strain on our nations’ social systems for current and future generations.
Our programs engage individuals in musical experiences to accomplish a nonmusical goal.
Using handbells, drums or other easily accessible percussion instruments along with singing, clapping and moving to carefully selected music, we use experiential activities as a springboard to self-awareness and consciousness about the world around us.
Music has a unique ability to transcend the limits of spoken language and provides a deeper outlet for self-expression, self-discovery and understanding, crossing all barriers of race, nationality and culture. Through our experiential programs we engage individuals using music to activate the parts of their brain which control emotion, memory and learning.
A trauma-informed system understands trauma is universal and doesn't just happen to a select group of people. Traumatic things happen to all people and impacts all aspects of how we relate to each other and organizations. A trauma-informed approach recognizes, understands, and responds with the five guiding principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.
Mindfulness is the cultivation of awareness without judgment or striving and with acceptance and a genuine interest in experience combined with a process of linking the learning to an understanding of our perceived vulnerability.
We measure intrinsic outcomes using self-reported belief scales and we partner with our client organizations to define and measure extrinsic outcomes. Our Music4Health App allows program participants to communicate with their Health Coach between sessions, supports our program measurements and allows Health Coaches to refer participants to other professionals as needed.