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October Workshop Announcement For Mental Health Professionals!

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Photo by S. Schluter from sound-check at June 2019 event

NEXT SESSION: Oct. 12, 2019 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Legacy Ranch in Lockport, IL.

If you are a mental health professional interested in the benefits of equine therapy contact to register.

(THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PERENNIAL MUSIC and ARTS event, however, Janae will be providing a sound bath using Ableton Live at this event.)

Photo by K. Lambie from the Aug. 2019 event

What Is Equine Therapy?

Equine Therapy (or Horse Therapy) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between patients and horses. It involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional.

The goal of equine therapy is to aid patients in developing useful life-skills including accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control. Equine therapy also provides an innovative way for therapists and patients to identify and address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges.

What is a Sound Bath?

A sound bath is musical experience where the sound artist (sometimes called a "sound healer") provides music meant to calm the mind and bring the listener(s) into a relaxed state of mind. Instruments and sounds are chosen to create a "wash of sound." Nature sounds, slow-changing, long-sustaining musical instruments such as singing bowls or pad synthesizers, heartbeat-like drums, as well as the voice may all be played. To learn more about sound baths including some of the research supporting them and the philosophy behind them, see Janae's blog.


Janae Jean is a professional music instructor, composer, sound healer and writer. She has a BA in Music/Education from Judson University and a MM in Computer Music/Composition from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She is passionate about tea and creating our own daily rituals. Visit for more about music lessons. Contact her via for questions about tea, ceremony, music composition, sound healing, writing, photography, or other relevant topics.



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