John Berdy on the healing power and origins of music

February 18th, 2012 · 1 hr 30 mins

About this Episode

John Berdy, master musician, explores the healing power and origins of music. John is a Psychotherapist, Musician, Educator, Grief & Loss Specialist and creator of a unique form of music-enhanced therapy called Archetypal Resonance Therapy™ which incorporates the use of music and sound into the framework of Jungian archetypes. His concepts and techniques have evolved from an extensive thirty-year study of cross-cultural therapeutic music traditions, including nine years studying the classical music of India.

John has 25 years of experience as a Professional Counselor and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community and hospital -based mental health treatment centers, therapeutic foster care and hospice. John was Executive Director of a regional Grief Counseling Center near Albany, N.Y. specializing in sudden, traumatic death loss and he subsequently trained grief counselors in New York City following the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. e is presently editing for publication a book he has written on the therapeutic application of archetypes of sound and music.

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