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GEM Connect: ‘Tuning In’ to Emotion through Sound for Mental Wellbeing
October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In this free online webinar, GEM* and their guests will explore the emotional power of sound and music to promote greater mental wellbeing.
Dr. Tom Cochrane, Philosopher of emotion and aesthetics and Lecturer at Flinders University, Adelaide, will give an extraordinary presentation on music, aesthetics, and emotion. He will be joined by GEM’s Founding Director Angé Weinrabe, who will discuss the cognitive outcomes of Binaural Beat music and its impact on emotions. GEM offers Binaural Beat tracks to the public as an effective tool for meditation (https://gemconnect.bandcamp.com). The webinar will then conclude with a moderated interactive Q&A discussion between Dr Cochrane, Angé, and event participants.
The theme of ‘Tune In’ invokes turning in to our bodies through awareness of our emotions and consciously tuning in to aural tunes and frequencies around us for meditation. Relaxation enhances mental health and wellbeing. Our event brings focus to the importance of using our senses to ‘Tune In’. In addition, research has shown that Binaural Beats have positive benefits to enhance mood, reduce anxiety, and increase cognitive performance. GEM’s Binaural Beats are a collection of sound-engineered tracks, making them easy to listen to. Binaural Beats were created to relax listeners, is cross-culturally inspired, and can be used to experience deep meditation.
This online event will discuss sound and music (using Binaural Beats as an example) as tools to help people ‘Tune In’ and reduce emotional and physiological stress. Using these educational and practical tools can enhanced cognition, improve decision-making and concentration, leading to greater mental health and wellbeing.
Click here – https://givingemotionsmeaning.com/mental-health-month-event/ – for more information and to register your attendance.
*GEM Connect Pty Ltd (GEM) is a social enterprise that operates as a community support organisation, working alongside health service providers, government, non-government, and academic organisations. GEM’s aim is to support young adults by providing creative community arts health programs that enable connection to other like-minded peers. Additionally, GEM provides ongoing educational and support services to those young people who wish to enhance decision-making, emotional wellbeing, and access further professional psychosocial care.