Through the good times or the bad, we can always count on our favorite song to lift up our spirits. This is because music evokes emotions within us that we wouldn’t otherwise feel, and gratitude is one of those emotions. It’s a powerful feeling that allows us to heal and feel enlightened on this journey of life.
Learn how to express your appreciation through music by joining this in-person program with Ashley Lewis, a music therapist and Music Therapy program coordinator at Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts).
During this program, Lewis will share fun, creative, and research-based ways music can help to expand your gratitude, increase your wellbeing, and help you to develop self-care routines that are easy and fun to incorporate into your daily life. You will also spend time practicing mindfulness and living in the moment through music interventions that include songwriting, lyric analysis, movement to music and meditation.
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
- learn how to increase your gratitude and creative expression.
- learn how to increase your emotional regulation.
- practice mindfulness and learn how to ground yourself.
Special Instructions: Participants are encouraged to bring paper and a writing utensil for note taking.
This program is presented by Ashley Lewis and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.
A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Program presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with local guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity.
Cancelling Your Reservation: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place. Cancelling your reservation for this program is especially important as we are currently limiting capacities as part of our COVID-19 safety regulations. Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 1, then Option 3 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.
By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
About the 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. She 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.
Her 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, Lewis 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.