Jeff Strong is the Founder and Director of the REI Institute, a music-medicine research organization and therapy provider. He is also the creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention, an auditory program for people with neurological disorders. Jeff is a recognized pioneer in the use of auditory rhythm for neurological disorders and has presented research at over 30 scientific conferences.
His work has been featured in numerous books and journals including The Mozart Effect for Children, The Autism Treatment Guide, The ADD Checklist, Open Ear Journal, and Sound Connections, to name a few. He is also author of 8 books. Jeff is a sought-after expert on the therapeutic use of music, rhythm and sound, having made frequent media appearances including two documentaries and numerous radio and television programs.
As part of his ethnomusicalogical research, Jeff spent over a decade studying with and apprenticing for traditional therapeutic rhythm practitioners, including a Celtic shaman and a Shango Baptiste healer. It's from these studies that Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention was born.
The Art and Science of Healing with Rhythm
Auditory rhythm has been used for tens of thousands of years to address a variety of illnesses, both physical and psychological. Three core techniques can be found in nearly every pocket of the earth and are still an essential part of many culture's system of healthcare. Jeff explores the history of rhythm-healing and discusses how this approach is finding its way into mainstream Western healthcare practices.
In this experiential program, you will discover, not only how musical rhythm was used in cultures around the world, but also why these ancient approaches work. Jeff explains the science of therapeutic rhythm-making in simple and accessible language, taking the mystery out of these once mysterious techniques.
Learn simple hands-on techniques for altering consciousness, stimulating brain function, and balancing energetic systems. You'll also getthe data that supports these techniques and the language to present them to the mainstream community.
You are encouraged to bring a drum or rhythm-maker and some instruments will be available for those who don't have one. People are also welcome to simply listen to the rhythms and feel the affects on their bodies, minds and spirits.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Ballroom 2:00pm to 4:00pm