Category Archives: Healing & Therapy

Kids and Music

Uniting Passion for Music & the Joy of Children: Jammin Jenn, Music Therapist

The passion that certified music therapist Jenn Pacht-Goodman demonstrates for her work with autistic children is evident.

Educated at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Master of Music Therapy graduate from New York University, Pacht-Goodman—or Jammin Jenn—seeks to enhance the lives of these children using music as a tool to help them find their own voice.

As owner of Jammin Jenn: Music Therapy for Children LLC, Jammin Jenn uses music as a healing modality to connect with  children with autism—from those with severe nonverbal cases to the highest functioning cases.

Music Therapy

Music Therapist Jammin JennMusic is a universal language and effectively used as a communication tool when communication seems hopeless.

Music therapy is an interpersonal approach that uses the emotions, spirituality, and cognitive benefits of music to improve the health of a patient (from cancer patients to people with ADD). Music therapy promotes developmental work through communication and fine motor skills. It is also effective in reinforcing orientation or attention-building skills. Music therapy is a highly relaxing form of healing, and is excellent for people with behavioral-emotional issues.

For children with autism—a developmental disorder with a wide variety of characteristics ranging from communication impairment to emotional detachment—this creative form of therapy is a highly effective healing treatment.

Communicating with Universal Language

Kids of Jammin Jenn's Music TherapyUsing music as therapy embraces a nonverbal communication rehabilitation technique that helps individuals who have difficulties expressing themselves using words discover self expression. The therapeutic results of the sessions are immediate, and it provides a base for improving on non-musical communication skills.

The relaxed, fun atmosphere that an autistic children experiences in a music therapy session helps them develop social engagement skills. Singing is often an alternative form of communication for some autistic children who may not be able to speak. Vocal music activities assist with the development of an autistic child’s communication skills through repetitive phrases and words presented in conjunction with visual or textural cues.

Engaging the Social Side

Jammin Jenn's Music Therapy ClassMusic therapy sessions involve a wide variety of instruments, offering the children exposure to the different sounds and textures of each one. The therapist encourages rhythm, movement, and free expression.

In addition to its usefulness with speech and communication development, this form of therapy is highly effective with social engagement and attention building. Music therapy sessions can be a one-on-one interaction between the therapist and the child, encouraging relationship building and attention direction. The sessions can also involve a group of children to reinforce social engagement experiences.

Support for Creative Self Expression

Autistic children may have difficulties forming emotional connections with surroundings, objects, and people. During a session a child is encouraged to express themselves as they feel—through banging, clapping, shouting, signing. This creative self expression is vital to every person’s emotional health.

Jammin Jenn has been praised for her unbridled enthusiasm, voice, and passion for the kids. Her musical sessions are designed to teach valuable speech skills and coordination, and promote life-long learning skills.

Jammin Jenn also strives to influence the kids’ musical skills, and further develop their communication abilities.

Watch Certified Music Therapist Jammin Jenn with Her Kids

Review of Anointed with Oil: The Power of Scent by Glenda Green

While reading Anointed with Oil: The Power of Scent by Glenda Green you will deepen your understanding between the relationship of essential oils and spirituality.

Glenda gives examples throughout history of different religious practices and the use of aromatic and plant-based oils and a long list of references from the Christian Bible.

Glenda has a deep love of Jesus. This relationship is the premise of her previous book, Love Without End, where she conveys messages she received from “Jeshua” during a heightened spiritual journey.

Anointed with Oil is no different, for there’s a lot of information on essential oils that she received through Jeshua’s spiritual guidance accompanied with references from the Bible.

Insight on How Essential Oils Affect Consciousness

Glenda Green's Essential Oil BlendsWhile reading Anointed with Oil you will ponder how essential oils and fragrances may affect our consciousness and how they are entwined with emotion and feeling; how our sense of smell is also associated with miracles.

Perhaps, aroma and scents are a gateway to deeper levels of conscious awareness providing a door to the higher realms.  Anointed with Oil may be a sacred practice that wishes to awaken our hearts and souls to a higher purpose beyond religious preferences.

Glenda explains her long journey with scent in this eighty-two-page book. But due to its small size don’t underestimate the value of the content. Even if you do not follow the teaching of Jesus, there is enough science and factual information that many other books on essential oils just don’t cover. Plus there is a real intent to use oils to expand consciousness. Included are many aromatic recipe blends and long list of oils that may just help balance various ailments and conditions that you will find quite helpful.

Essential Oil Facts

Some of the materials cover essential oil recipes for making your own sacred soaps, lotions, fragrances, bath salts, body scrubs, face scrubs, and other home spa treatments.  There is a whole section on the use of these heavenly oils to ward off illness, promote healing, and even make the home more harmonious.

Glenda shares many facts about essential oils, too, such as the minuscule size of their tiny molecules, which are capable of passing through the skin and into our cells where most substances can never reach.

Did you know that one drop of essential oil actually contains approximately forty million trillion molecules?

Special Spiritual Essential Oil Blends

You really can feel Glenda’s heart and desire to serve and help humanity become more heart based, consciously uplifted, and compassionate.

In the final chapters you’ll learn about a series of special blends that may just hold the key to invoking higher awareness.  Learn about Christ Scent, Compassion, Innocence, Forgiveness, Peace, Abundance, and Joy. Green goes on to add other sacred blends for guidance and inspiration such as Om, Love, and Holy Ground. She shares insight on how these blends were created and why she feels they are so very special.

Anointed with Oil Book ReviewEven with the religious tone found throughout Anointed with Oil, Glenda’s intent to share this information is clear that she wants her readers to use the wisdom in Anointed with Oil for their own rituals and spiritual preference. Whether you are a practicing Pagan, Buddhist, or just a nature lover, you’ll find references of value that you won’t find elsewhere. I am glad I have this book in my collection of aromatherapy and essential oil references.

Glenda has even made this great little book available as an eBook, too.

To learn more, click > Anointed with Oil