Kimberly Sena Moore, MM, NMT, MT-BC
Topic: How Music Engages and Changes Us: A Brain-Based Approach
Dan Levitin, music neuroscientist, wrote in his book This is Your Brain on Music, that our bodies love rhythm and our brains love melody and harmony. And it’s true--music affects us in a deep and powerful way. It’s a medium we can use across the lifespan and one that can impact our physical, emotional, and cognitive selves.
In this seminar, you’ll learn how music engages and changes our brains and bodies. Participants will leave with an understanding of music therapy works and how music therapists utilize music to effect therapeutic change. Additionally, participants will leave armed with suggestions and ideas for incorporating music into their own clinical practice.
You’ll also learn:
- Why our feet tap to the beat…without trying.
- Why listening to Pomp and Circumstance immediately reminds us of graduation.
- Why music can literally be used from cradle to grave.
- Why music therapy doesn’t work just because it’s “fun”—but it certainly helps!
Kimberly Sena Moore is a board-certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist in private practice. Since starting Neurosong Music Therapy Services, Inc. in 2005, she has worked with hundreds of children, teenagers, and adults, using music and rhythm to improve their quality of life. Whether working with children who have been traumatized or adults who have had a stroke, Kimberly specializes in using a neuro-based approach in all her clinical work.
In 2009, Kimberly started the blog Music Therapy Maven, an educational resource for music therapists, students, and consumers. One year later, she also started writing the blog “Your Musical Self” through Psychology Today, where she shares ideas, tips, and suggestions for using music to learn, heal, and live.
Kimberly recently accepted a position serving as a regulatory affairs advisor for the Certification Board for Music Therapists and she plans to start her doctorale studies in Fall 2011. Kimberly lives with her husband and two children in the Midwestern plains, where she enjoys reading, running, Pilates, cooking, wine, and making music.