Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities Lecture Series : Music-Neuro-Programming: SEA Meditation for Health and Wellbeing
- Mar 26, 2021 (Fri)
- 2:30 - 4:00pm
- Via Zoom
- Dr. Benjamin Koen
Music-neuro programming is a process of harnessing the power of music-meditation to reprogram the subconscious mind to achieve health, wellbeing, and life transformation goals. Dr. Koen explains why many of the obstacles to health, wellbeing, and goal-achievement lie in the subconscious mind and function like “bugs” or “viruses” in the “mental software” running on the “operating system” of the subconscious mind. Dr. Koen presents key conceptual models, methods, and select case studies exploring how the SEA Meditation practice can bridge the conscious and subconscious mind to achieve health and wellbeing goals, including: transforming obesity or being overweight into an ideal or healthy weight; creating self-awareness, healing, and harmony out of traumatic relationships; and transforming illness from stress and anxiety into health, wellness, and vitality.
Dr. Benjamin Koen
Benjamin Koen’s research and applied practice concerns music, the brain, and meditation in holistic health, healing, and wellbeing. Dr. Koen’s twenty plus years in this field builds from a diverse professional life experience in over fifty countries and cultures of the world. His doctoral dissertation on the nonpharmacological preventive and curative practices of music and meditation is the winner of the 2004 International Innovative Dissertation Award for Developing New Dimensions in Scholarship (NDLTD). Dr. Koen’s numerous publications and teaching have set forth a new paradigm for understanding the mechanism of how music facilitates and supports healing, wellbeing, and goal-achievement, including two benchmark books he published with Oxford University Press: The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, and Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains. Ben is also an acclaimed musician and improviser (tenor & soprano saxophones, diverse world flutes, hand drums, percussion, and the didgeridoo) and has performed with such legendary figures as Cecil Taylor, David Murray, Babatunde Olatunji, William Parker, Fred Hopkins, and Tete Montoliu, among others.Speaker