Workshop 75 minutes 15 people
- Data on music’s positive effects:
- reduced pain medication prescription and hours for women in labour
- enhances resilience and endurance (during physical exertion, menial labour, etc.)
- increases executive function (self-control, concentration, motivation, etc.)
- Neuroscientific mechanism (Biomusicology)
- Oxytocin, the “love hormone”
- Dopamine, the “motivator”
- Mirror Neurons: Feelings of connections, and belongings.
- What is Listening? How does our sense of hearing affect us? (Each with short exercise)
- Rhythm; clapping – walking/skipping – jumping
- Melody; vocal inflexions
- Harmony; music/progress = desire to resolve discord
. Music as a Practice of Savoring: Grounding ourselves in the here and the now through exploring our senses and imagination using music as a gateway.
- Synesthetic imagination (Listening to a short piece of music)
- Music as a tactile sensation (i.e. harmony = temperature, soundwaves on your skin, etc)
- Music as tastes, smells, image, etc.: Discussion
- Recognizing patterns in music (Music Listening)
- Motives (musical building blocks)
- Themes (recurring melodies)
- How to implement the power of music in our daily lives, and workplace?
- Applying all of the above to enhanced listening skills in conversations
- Breakout Exercise: What new things can you learn about your co-worker?
- If you are a rhythm, a melody or a harmony…:? Breakout room discussion.
- If your team is a song…? Open Discussion
*Bold letters indicate hands-on activities for the attendees.