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Music as a Vehicle for Healing - Small Changes Big Shifts Podcast

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

For more than 20 years, Dr. Michelle Robin has been guiding people on their wellness journey. She loves helping people start making those small changes that ultimately shift their whole life. In Dr. Robin’s podcast, Small Changes Big Shifts, she will help you achieve the health and happiness you want and deserve.

I have selected two episodes from her podcast that dive deeper into some of the themes in The Music Between Us: Memoir of a Bedside Musician, specifically the power of music on well-being and how music therapy is a tool that brings healing to many.


Jamie Pabst founded Spiritune with the intention to better utilize and harness the physiological power of music to improve lives for the everyday person.

When music is personalized and tuned for health-outcomes, it becomes a very effective auditory tool for deeper human needs such as stress reduction, emotional regulation, performance and productivity. We have a data-driven, scientific approach to music and brain health — and we are excited to bring it to the world.

Janalea Hoffman, Music Therapist and founder of Rhythmic Medicine, was one of the first people to write music for specific medical uses, referred by health care professionals as prescriptive music. A primary aspect of Hoffman’s work lies in how music affects our bodies physiologically. She has developed specific techniques for using music to help lower heart rate and blood pressure also helping to alleviate pain. She has been a pioneer in the uses of music and guided imagery to help clients get deeper insights into themselves and their issues.

Hoffman authored the book, Rhythmic Medicine, Music with a Purpose and has published fourteen CD’s specifically for therapeutic purposes. One aspect of her work includes the therapeutic uses of the Native American Flute, a beautiful, soulful, and Meditative instrument. Hoffman received her master’s degree from the University of Kansas in Music Therapy and is the recipient of the Madonna Spirit Award given by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln and Omaha, NE for innovative work in music and medicine.

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