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This July, Each One Counts teams up with the world-renowned Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) to help music therapy professionals improve their use of music- and sound-based interventions (as an alternative to pharmaceuticals) to ease the pain and suffering of children with terminal or chronic illness.


If you are a professional in pediatric pain management, a music therapist, a health care professional involved in pediatric pain or someone who believes as the IMNF and EOC do, in music's ability to awaken, heal and improve lives, join us this July 13-14th at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in the Bronx, NY and take the pledge to share and apply the knowledge and techniques you will learn. 


The Each One Counts Foundation grant for this summer institute program leverages IMNF's vast clinical experience and knowledge to ease children's pain. There is no course fee to participate!


Program Details:

Day One - July 13, 2015 Monday

brought to you by The Each One Counts Foundation:

-       The neuroscience of music and pain perception

-       Biomedical research of music therapy in pain management

-       Music therapy approaches to pediatric pain

-       Drumming and rhythmic techniques


Day Two - July 14, 2015 Tuesday

Music therapy-informed techniques to build self-awareness and personal coping strategies. Music therapy self-care and self-compassion in pediatric pain management



IMNF clinicians -- Connie M. Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, LCAT and Benedikte Scheiby,  MA, MMEd., CMT, LCAT, DPMT ; Rebecca Loveszy, DA, MT-BC, CCLS from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Komansky Center for Children's Health; Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC from Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston; Suzanne Tribe, MA, MT-BC, Health Rhythms? Facilitator - music therapist and drumming specialist in pediatric pain.



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Understanding and treating pediatric pain can be challenging especially in easing the pain and suffering of children with terminal or chronic conditions.  Although there are pharmacological options, these do not address all aspects of the pain experience and can sometimes cause side effects that negatively impact a child's quality of life.  Increasingly non-pharmacologic approaches such as music- and sound-based interventions have been researched and applied with good results.   Music therapy professionals have explored music- and sound-based clinical applications for many years and have now developed best practices.

EOC's sponsorship of day one of IMNF's summer institute aims to enhance understanding of the science and psychology of pain perception. By including the neuroscience research that shows how and why music can alter pain perception, workshop participants will gain insights to increase their effectiveness in utilizing music in pain management. 


The curriculum has been designed in response to a survey the IMNF conducted on behalf of the Each One Counts Foundation of music therapists working in pediatric pain at NY-area hospitals such as Mount Sinai, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY Presbyterian/Weil Cornell's  Komansky Children's Center, Montefiore and  Elizabeth Seton.    

The workshop is open to music therapists and health care professionals involved in pediatric pain and, those who believe as Each One Counts and the IMNF do, in music's ability to awaken, heal and improve lives.  The overall focus of both days will be to increase the understanding of how music therapy techniques can be applied to ease the pain and suffering of children with terminal or chronic illness.


By enhancing the understanding of the neuroscience of music and pain perception, this 2-day summer institute will broaden the utilization of  music- and sound-based interventions as an alternative to pharmaceuticals.  Participants will be asked to take a pledge and commit to the best of their ability to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in their daily life and work when caring for children who are terminally or chronically ill and in pain.