Jennifer Buchanan

A trail blazer in her industry, Jennifer Buchanan has spent over two decades inspiring audiences on how music fosters connections, focus, and feeling better. Bridging the gap between academic research in the area of music medicine and the public, Jennifer has spoken internationally to a wide variety of education, healthcare, government, and corporate audiences.

In addition to her extensive healthcare and education experience, Jennifer pursued her MBA in Social Entrepreneurship to continue growing her 25 year, award winning business that is based in partnerships, connections, and networks. Jennifer’s combination of wit, story-telling, high level content and an engaging, interactive style resonates with anyone wanting to feel inspired and educated.

Jennifer is the author of TUNE IN: a Music Therapy Approach to Life and Past President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. She has appeared as a guest on numerous news and current affairs programs including Fox News Health, NBC, CBS, CBC Radio, CBC Television, CTV, Global TV, and has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, Chatelaine Magazine and Canadian Living.

 

Keynote

TUNE IN: How to Use Music to Transform Organizations One Note at a Time

In our age of unyielding distractions and persistent disruptions, often to the detriment of our health, there is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool that we have not fully leveraged – music.

As one of Canada’s leading trailblazers and experts in music therapy, Jennifer Buchanan bridges the gap between the academic research and the public in a humorous, warm and insightful way.

Jennifer believes that when we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can happen –  improved productivity, a boost in mood, enhanced performance, reduction in stress and stronger team engagement.

Like music, Jennifer’s Tune In message is universal – it reaches people worldwide regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or location. No matter what kind of organization—a private practice, a small company or a large corporation—managers and employees at all levels will learn to Tune In to a better organization by becoming more collaborative, creative and productive.

This “keynote” experience is sure to open or close your convention on a high note.

 

Seminars:

SOMETIMES WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH – Music for Mental Health

Inspiration and music ignite in this transformational presentation, taking people from feeling ‘tuned out’ – to feeling ‘tuned in’.

Jennifer has been fortunate to work with many organizations who serve children and adults facing trauma, depression, grief, addiction and more. Despite feeling lost or broken, music provided many people with the opportunity to express their emotions and to experience the necessary feelings of safety, peace and comfort they crave.

Using stories, science, and strategies Jennifer’s presentation delivers insights into:

  • using music to finding greater meaning in our lives
  • using music to be happier throughout the day
  • boosting mood and reducing stress and;
  • restoring overall health

Jennifer believes we all need help at points in our lives and music, at many times, can be the perfect friend to help us say the words that are often too difficult to say.

 

MUSIC FOR AGING WELL – A Sound Connection for Wellness

Explore the science, interventions, and perspectives of using music throughout our later life. Music memory is deep seated in the brain and is protected from many signs of aging, including significant neurological changes. Through the use of stories and demonstrations you will gain knowledge and strategies for using music for greater wellness at home, in retirement communities, and long term care.

Music has the capacity to overcome physical and cognitive limitations and encourage engagement and interaction, offering a new form of communication to those who, either gradually or suddenly, are overcome by an unwelcome and disruptive challenges.

Music Therapy is proven to be effective even for people who have not responded or are resistant to other treatment approaches. Music calms and soothes the mind and enhances cognitive processes. Overall, Music Therapy can give everyone an opportunity to maintain or improve their physical, mental, cognitive and psychological functions.

 

Retreat:

MUSIC IS MY THERAPY: A Corporate Retreat

When we use music in specific and personalized ways, we can expect many surprising and beneficial outcomes.  Come and learn these techniques from a certified music therapist on how to attain: more memory and brain growth, self-awareness, focus, and inspirational moments.

This full day workshop is meant to be a source of inspiration and a guide for individuals who not only like music but are curious about using music to help them cope with the day-to-day issues in their life that may be causing them stress, unhappiness, even depression. It will be an encouragement to all in finding new ways to connect and feel healthy.

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