Music4Health is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to building resiliency, unity and well-being.
Based in Redlands, CA, Music4Health works to improve community resilience by building innovative community supports for mind-body-spirit healing practices. Johnna Jonasson and Kelli Schofield founded the organization in 2017. Johnna’s and Kelli’s shared vision of finding ways to help individuals gain insights, to promote healthful habits that create a physically and mentally healthy society, bonded them in partnership to found, Music4Health.
Historically, mental health education termed as “therapy” is provided downstream when symptoms arise that interfere with an individual’s ability to meet the demands of their life, assuming they have the financial resources, professionals are available in their area, and that any negative stigma over mental health does not prevent them from seeking treatment. This is at a great cost to individuals and society. Music4Health efforts are focused on influencing individuals and guiding them to develop, through experience, mind-body-spirit connections and skills that have been shown to impact positive health outcomes.
Music4Health programs are delivered as a trauma-informed system. A trauma-informed system understands trauma is universal and happens to all members of a society and not just a select group of people. Trauma impacts all aspects of how we relate to each other and organizations. A trauma-informed system recognizes, understands, and responds to expressions of trauma with the five guiding principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment.