This excellent site is a great source of information on music (specifically drumming) and the wellness movement.
www.caregiver.on.ca Part of a Canadian site directed at caregivers. Contains helpful information on the particular effects of music therapy on patients suffering from movement and neurological disorders.
The website of music therapist Barry Bernstein, co-founder (with the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart) of Rhythm for Life. A wealth of information and helpful links.
Home of the American Music Therapy Association on the Web, this is the site to visit for information on finding (or becoming) a music therapist, research and music therapy.
New Rhythms Foundation e-mail address for more information on the foundation and work of Heather MacTavish.
Need more information on the use of music in your own healing, or that of someone you love? Here are some reading suggestions:
Music & Your Mind (Talman)
by Helen Bonny and Louis M. Savary.
Sounds of Healing (Broadway Books)
by Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D.
When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm (Crown)
by Layne Redmond.
The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind and Unlock the Creative Spirit (Avon Books)
by Don G. Campbell.
The Healing Energies of Music (Quest Books)
by Hal A. Lingerman.