TEDx: using music to escape the dark side
In this TEDx talk, recorded in September, Head of Music Therapy Professor Katrina Skewes McFerran explains how our choice of music can make us feel better or fall deeper into negative thoughts and emotions.
“The purpose of the talk was to raise awareness about the ways we can use music during dark times in our lives,” said Professor McFerran. “It would be great to share it with people who might benefit from knowing a little more about using playlists and music listening to cope, rather than getting caught in cycles of rumination, intensification and isolation.”
- Find out more about Music Therapy at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
- Find out more about Dr McFerran’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Music Can Change Your Life.
- Sign up for the Faculty of VCA & MCM’s free monthly enews.
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