One day a 60 something year old woman that we will call Raina enters the animal shelter looking for a pet for her 93 year old mother that we will call Claire. Claire was an elderly woman that worked hard her entire life for many different organizations and non-profits so that she could someday afford ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace Real Life Case Study An elderly consumer with no teeth was put on a special puréed and mechanical soft diet by her dietician/physician. After numerous meetings over the course of a year where the group home director agreed to comply, she came clean and flat out stated that she would not ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace The short answer to this questions is yes, absolutely. In 2018 more than 43 million Americans held professional licenses and certifications with a prevalence in the fields of healthcare, law and education according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Many of those licenses require focused discipline specific (supervised) ….
During these scientifically incalculable times of the Coronavirus pandemic aka “Rona” and COVID-19, Americans have been faced with the daunting existence of staring down the (figurative) barrel of their own mortality as they witness the precarious mortality of Americans all around them. Many poor and working class Americans must make the difficult decision to either ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace What happens in music processing that allows the brain to change? Let’s now begin with what we do know. I know as a Music Therapist that Music Therapists utilize music to solve non-musical problems. The clinical translation would be “music therapists utilize music to reach non-musical goals”. A non-music clinician might ….
Article Composed by Shunda Wallace Hypothesis One Proven To Be Inaccurate: People with right sided asymmetrical brains are more talented and particularly more gifted in music and music skills Hypothesis Two Proven to Be Inaccurate: People with left sided asymmetrical brains are more talented and particularly more gifted in music and music skills. What neuroscientists ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace Chod incorporates a woven texture combination of text, melody, visualization and gesture while utilizing Tibetan instruments that include the two-sided damaru drum, the Tibetan bell, the thighbone trumpet as well as the human voice. In this particular practice there are two practitioners of Chod. In this practice meditators are visualizing their ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace Tibetan Buddhism by contrast is more of a hybrid spiritual practice due to Buddhism’s penetration of Tibet from India. By this time Indian Buddhism was quite different from what it had been during the time of Buddha, becoming quite heavily influenced by Hinduism. In Tibetan Buddhism many of the Tantric practices ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace Historical Information As a spiritual practice, Buddhism is neither monotheistic (belief in one all powerful deities) or polytheism (belief in many deities). There is not one deity that is worshipped Buddhism. Buddhism is more of a spiritual path based on the practices of Buddha to attain “nirvana” “enlightenment” or “awakening”. In ….
Composed by Shunda Wallace Introduction/Prospectus Eastern Spiritual “practices” has become a way to bring us back to ourselves in the stillness and silence of meditation unlike living in a western world where the things determine our self-worth by what we acquire. Thinking about the next new toy, clothing item, vehicle, boyfriend, degree and so on ….