Sound & Sleep: Missing Links to Foster Whole Health
This 5 hour course will prepare the healthcare professional to improve patient outcomes through impacting sleep hygiene and utilizing the power of sound and vocalization/phonation in patient care.
High stress is a worldwide threat to our health. A poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Public Radio, and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports that 85% of working adults rate the efforts of their workplace in reducing stress as fair or poor. And 43% of working adults report that their job negatively affects their stress levels, which sends a clear message. We need to be taking action to reduce stress at work, since it spills over into our home and impacts every area of our personal lives and health.
What’s more is nearly 30% of those workers also reported that stress impacts their eating habits, sleep, and ability to manage their weight. Weight is clearly a risk factor for osteoarthritis development, one of the many reasons patients end up in our office as clinicians. The John Hopkins Arthritis Center states that overweight women have nearly 4 times the risk of knee OA and overweight men have 5 times greater risk of OA. And that being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 40-60 pounds with each step. Nutrition and sleep also play a remarkable role in health and well-being. Nutrition is addressed in Module 3, and sleep science and intervention is included in this module.
In 2014 the Centers for Disease Control declared sleep deprivation a public health epidemic, with over 70 million adults suffering from disordered sleep. A 2013 poll reported the average American sleeps only 6.8 hours a night, less than the recommended amount. And 40% of Americans log even less time than that. People are sleeping less than ever in recorded history (at the turn of the 20th century people slept, on average, 9 hours a night);, and it poses serious health risks. Research links sleep issues with depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s, for starters. In 2015, $52 billion was spent on sleep-related products in the US by consumers.
There are many holistic, low-cost, and low-tech ways to tackle the epidemic double threat of sleep deprivation and emotional distress. This webinar will tackle these issues by teaching you concrete ways to improve emotional and whole body health through two major modes of intervention: sleep and sound medicine. Psychologically informed therapies, meditation and mindfulness, music and sound interventions, and how to use the voice to optimize therapeutic landscape and patient outcomes will be included as practical, immediately-applicable modalities to add to your clinical and self-care toolbox.
NOTE: This 5 hour course is contained in the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine course. If you have purchased the ILM Certificate Course or the Level 2 Bundle, you do not need this version.
This fourth, 5 hour course in the 24 hour Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate program will change your practice. It will:
Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and related professions. This course serves as a prerequisite for the Professional Yoga Therapist Program.
Before taking Level I Certification, please complete online Modules 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.3
Before taking Level II Certification, please complete online Modules 1-3
Before taking Level III Certification, please complete Modules 1-4
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**This course is not intended to act as medical advice. Please seek guidance and treatment from your health professional in your area for any unmanaged conditions.**
Welcome from Ginger
How to use this course
Overview of Module 4: Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion: Fostering Whole Health
Module 4.1 Handout
The Impacts of Emotional Distress
Screening & Referral
Sound as Therapy
The Psychoemotional Facet
The Brain Body Connection
Musicians vs Non-Musicians
The Power of Music
Module 4.2 Handout
Positive Psychology Evidence Base
Positive Psychology Activities
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Evidence Base
Using Meditation in Practice
Module 4.3 Handout
The Role of Sound Part 1
The Role of Sound Part 2
Vocal Functioning Evidence Base
Vocal Functioning Exercise
Vocal Optimization Impacts
Vocal Practice Part 1
Vocal Practice Part 2
Module 4.4 Handout
The Role of Sleep
Sleep & Well-Being
Identifying High Risk Populations
Resources and Next Steps
Module 4 Post-Test
A Message from Ginger
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