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Jim Donovan M. Ed. is a professional musician, author, assistant professor at Saint Francis University, and TEDx speaker. Each week, Jim and a guest will take you deep into the world of music and sound based healing, including the latest research on how these techniques can address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and brain health.

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Jim Donovan M. Ed. is a professional musician, author, assistant professor at Saint Francis University, and TEDx speaker. Each week, Jim and a guest will take you deep into the world of music and sound based healing, including the latest research on how these techniques can address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and brain health.

    Why Millions of People in Japan Take “Baths” in the Woods...

    Why Millions of People in Japan Take “Baths” in the Woods...

    Every year, millions of people in Japan flock to the forest for a “bath.”

    But there's no water or special bathtubs.

    They're seeking to disconnect from the sounds of their busy life to experience something completely unique that only nature can provide—and research shows it has remarkable health benefits...particularly for sleep, mood, and cognition.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.com.

    • 7 min
    "Sound Hacks" to Help Your Brain Today

    "Sound Hacks" to Help Your Brain Today

    Can sound actually sharpen your math skills and critical thinking? You bet it can!

    Even the the sound of a thunderstorm?

    Now, I realize that this idea might seem far-fetched at first… but after reading the study featured in this episode, it makes a lot of sense. 

    Put these "sound hacks" to use for times when you need a concentration boost.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.com.

    • 6 min
    Can Mother Nature’s “Music” Help You Recover from Stress Faster?

    Can Mother Nature’s “Music” Help You Recover from Stress Faster?

    The next time you’re walking in nature, pay close attention to the sounds around you… running water, rustling leaves, chirping birds…

    Compare that to the often jarring and unnerving sounds of the urban landscape.

    How do these sounds make you feel?

    Hear what researchers have discovered about what kinds of sounds can reduce stress and anxiety, as well as my three simple steps to create the calming sounds of nature in your own home.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.co

    • 7 min
    Why Each Note Counts - Karl Perazzo of Santana

    Why Each Note Counts - Karl Perazzo of Santana

    At the tender age of 2, Karl Perazzo found his purpose: The drums. And since then, he's become unstoppable…

    The self-taught musician has gone on to play with the best in pop, jazz, rock & Latin music. Since 1991, he's been playing with legend Carlos Santana & his band.

    Karl talks to Jim about the deeper meaning he's found in music, what it really means to perform, & why it's so important to play like it's the first time... every time.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.co

    • 56 min
    Could This Have Helped My Daughter?

    Could This Have Helped My Daughter?

    Researchers have found that playing certain types of music can help improve the level of brain development in premature babies. (They also determined which instruments babies responded to the best!)

    I wish I had known this years ago when my own daughter was born six weeks early.

    If your little one arrives ahead of schedule, discover how you can harness the power of music to help them develop and grow.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.com

    • 7 min
    How Jill Uses Music to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

    How Jill Uses Music to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, know that there are pill-free techniques you can use to tackle some of the devastating symptoms.

    Symptoms like insomnia or excessive daytime sleepiness—two issues that are extremely common in Parkinson's patients. 

    Today I'll teach you a simple, pill-free exercise you can use to calm your body and mind, so that you can get the healing sleep your body needs.

    Start your journey with Jim for FREE at www.donovanhealth.com

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

Music Lovin Girl ,

Thank you!

I‘be been listening to your podcasts and enjoying your newsletters but after listening to the January 29 show with Krishna Das... oh my!!! Thank you so much for having him. After attending your drumming workshop at my yoga home (just plain yoga) I’ve been reading as much as I can on sound healing and chanting and meditation. Thank you for such an informative and interesting episode!

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