Listening to music can be an intrinsic part of coping with the stress of everyday life. How many times, after a hard day at work, have you turned on your “go-to” song in your car and belted your heart out on your commute home? Or, if you’re wound up and stressed out, do you know the soft and subtle song that you can turn on that almost immediately decreases your heart rate, leaving you feeling more grounded than how you felt just minutes before?
Music is a powerful tool that can help change your mood, release your emotions, and give you a sense of empowerment when you need it most. Intentional music listening can be a healing experience — it can grasp onto something deep within you, it can challenge your own understanding of yourself, and it can help you keep going when times are tough. Join Ashley Lewis, a nationally board-certified music therapist and the Music Therapy program coordinator for Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), to learn the types of musical playlists you can create to support your health and wellbeing.
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
- listen to music together as an enjoyable and positive social experience;
- learn about how music affects the brain and mood;
- create a playlist to helps reduce stress and anxiety.
This program is presented by Ashley Lewis and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About Your Program Presenter
Ashley Marie Lewis, MM, MT-BC, NICU MT, NMT, is a nationally board-certified music therapist with completed training in neurologic music therapy and neonatal intensive care unit music therapy practices. Ashley graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Music Therapy, with clinical practice and research focused on utilizing music therapy for performers and artists. Ashley’s clinical experience includes premature infants in the NICU, adults in ICU, ER, labor and delivery, cardiac, oncology, adults in behavioral health, adults recovering from substance abuse, adults with physical and developmental disabilities, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia, hospice and palliative care, and LGBTQ youth, caretakers, and artists/performers. Prior to moving to Orlando, Ashley provided clinical music therapy working within an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation center co-treating with SLP/OT/PT, supervising pre-interns, and directing a Parkinson’s Awareness Choir.