Award Winning Therapist and Recording Artist Judith Pinkerton Makes the Healing Power of Music Therapy More Accessible to All
As demand for mental health support becomes more acute, alternative approaches such as music therapy are becoming increasingly popular.
(NEW YORK). According to The National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-third of the U.S. population will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetimes. And, with a national shortage of mental health care providers, the search is on for alternative therapies to support the needs of a post-pandemic population.
One pioneer in alternative therapies is Judith Pinkerton, Founder and CEO of Music4Life, who has achieved extraordinary success in the area of music therapy. “We use music to help people become more productive, resilient, energized, happier and peaceful,” Pinkerton says. “We do this through music therapists who encourage self-discovery of music listening habits with personalized coaching to develop effective playlists for healing.”
Pinkerton was the first recipient of the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor. She has been in the news for decades about her Music Medicine and music therapy programs’ positive healing effects for thousands of people worldwide.
Pinkerton’s passion for music as a healing agent was ignited when her solo violin music replaced routine post-surgical high blood pressure medication in the hospital for a loved one. “That first experience ignited my passion for diving into music as a healing agent, and not just about performing.”
37 years later, Pinkerton found herself playing the violin for her father who lay dying in the Intensive Care Unit. Read more …
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