Movement, Music, and Mood <br />Move and Groove to Manage Mood<br />
Movement is Not Optional<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
Not all Movement is Created Equal<br />Frenetic random movement creates chaos<br />Movement must be directed<br />Movement...
Movement is Better with Music<br />Music elicits movement <br />Music affects mood <br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
Movement Reduces Stress and Improves Attention and Focus<br />Exercise has a relaxing, mood elevating effect<br />Physical...
Management Plan Should be Effortless<br />2 – 5 minutes sessions<br />2 to 3 times a day<br />Minimal training is required...
Movement Patterns <br />Simple<br />Geometrical<br />Little Physical Impact<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
Seven Uses of Music<br />To calm <br />To stimulate<br />As background music for concentration<br />Behind small group dis...
Entrainment<br />Definition – tendency of systems to become in synch <br />Music can be one of the most powerful tools to ...
Music to Calm<br />Below 60 BPM (beats per minute)<br />Calm “emotional tone” <br />Low-medium volume<br />Effects the bra...
Music to Stimulate<br />120-160 BPM<br />Exciting “emotional tone” <br />Higher volume<br />Effects the brain chemical, ad...
Background Music for Concentration<br />Entrainment is not a goal – need to focus without distraction<br />BPM should matc...
Background Music <br />Unfamiliar<br />Instrumental<br />In a major key<br />Simple structurally, with repetitive patterns...
Music Behind Small Group Discussions <br />Music can be used to make a “wall of sound” between groups <br />Volume will be...
Music Behind Group Discussions<br />Instrumental<br />Unfamiliar<br />80-100 BPM<br />Can have more of a beat and more ins...
Music to Improve Mood<br />Used during transitions between activities<br />Be aware that some songs have past associations...
Feel Good Music<br />No particular BPM guidelines, but feel-good music is generally bright and peppy<br />Songs that most ...
Music as a Carrier of Information<br />Aids in retention and retrieval of information<br />Music utilizes two memory pathw...
Special Uses<br />Music can be used to make an experience more enjoyable<br />Opening/closings<br />Set the mood for an ac...
Some Suggestions<br />Explain the importance of music <br />Start small and go slowly<br />Don’t overuse it<br />Respect i...
Resources<br />Thinking Moves <br />	Thinkingmoves.com<br />Educational Consultant – Willy Wood<br />Author: Adam Khan htt...
Facilitator/Resources<br />Robin Donaldson, National Safe Place Program Development and Research Director<br />Email – rdo...
Thank You and Good-Night! <br />         I appreciate your time and participation.  <br />If you would like a Certificate ...
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Do you ever have the need to raise or lower the energy level of others around you? Learn how to harness the power and energy of movement and music to set the mood for your office, shelter climate, classroom or meeting. Discover how to guide movement to enhance attention and how to use different music to achieve different goals in individual or group settings.

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  1. 1. Movement, Music, and Mood <br />Move and Groove to Manage Mood<br />
  2. 2. Movement is Not Optional<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  3. 3. Not all Movement is Created Equal<br />Frenetic random movement creates chaos<br />Movement must be directed<br />Movement should not be overly stimulating<br />Movement is best if based in “rhythmic structure” <br />Result should be calming effect<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  4. 4. Movement is Better with Music<br />Music elicits movement <br />Music affects mood <br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  5. 5. Movement Reduces Stress and Improves Attention and Focus<br />Exercise has a relaxing, mood elevating effect<br />Physical activity elevates brain chemicals that are linked to attention<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  6. 6. Management Plan Should be Effortless<br />2 – 5 minutes sessions<br />2 to 3 times a day<br />Minimal training is required<br />Minimal space is needed <br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  7. 7. Movement Patterns <br />Simple<br />Geometrical<br />Little Physical Impact<br />thinkingmoves.com<br />
  8. 8. Seven Uses of Music<br />To calm <br />To stimulate<br />As background music for concentration<br />Behind small group discussions<br />To improve mood<br />As a Carrier of Information<br />Special Uses <br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  9. 9. Entrainment<br />Definition – tendency of systems to become in synch <br />Music can be one of the most powerful tools to harness entrainment<br />Cardiovascular matches beat of music<br />We also match the “emotional tone” of music<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  10. 10. Music to Calm<br />Below 60 BPM (beats per minute)<br />Calm “emotional tone” <br />Low-medium volume<br />Effects the brain chemical, seratonin<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  11. 11. Music to Stimulate<br />120-160 BPM<br />Exciting “emotional tone” <br />Higher volume<br />Effects the brain chemical, adrenaline<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  12. 12. Background Music for Concentration<br />Entrainment is not a goal – need to focus without distraction<br />BPM should match average human resting heart rate (60-80 BPM)<br />Silent reading – 60 BPM<br />Writing – 70-80 BPM<br />Used to cover other background noises<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  13. 13. Background Music <br />Unfamiliar<br />Instrumental<br />In a major key<br />Simple structurally, with repetitive patterns<br />Consistent throughout – tempo and dynamics<br />Played at very low volume – so not distracting itself<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  14. 14. Music Behind Small Group Discussions <br />Music can be used to make a “wall of sound” between groups <br />Volume will be louder – volume is right when group members lean in slightly to hear other group members<br />Similar in characteristics to background music with a couple of exceptions<br />When right, energy level rise in the room<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  15. 15. Music Behind Group Discussions<br />Instrumental<br />Unfamiliar<br />80-100 BPM<br />Can have more of a beat and more instrumentation<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  16. 16. Music to Improve Mood<br />Used during transitions between activities<br />Be aware that some songs have past associations for people<br />Tricky in that everyone has different tastes<br />Can allow “nominations” of favorites<br />Must review for appropriateness<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  17. 17. Feel Good Music<br />No particular BPM guidelines, but feel-good music is generally bright and peppy<br />Songs that most people have positive associations with<br />Usually current “hits” for young people. <br />For adults, feel-good music is music of their adolescence<br />Effects the brain chemical, dopamine<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  18. 18. Music as a Carrier of Information<br />Aids in retention and retrieval of information<br />Music utilizes two memory pathways – automatic pathway and emotional pathway<br />Music provides memory “hooks” – additional retrieval cues<br />Putting content lyrics to music is the best use of musical mnemonics<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  19. 19. Special Uses<br />Music can be used to make an experience more enjoyable<br />Opening/closings<br />Set the mood for an activity<br />Celebrations<br />Short movement breaks<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  20. 20. Some Suggestions<br />Explain the importance of music <br />Start small and go slowly<br />Don’t overuse it<br />Respect individual differences<br />Find some method of organization<br />http://www.bpm-finder.noisegames.com<br />Willy Wood, Educational Consultant<br />
  21. 21. Resources<br />Thinking Moves <br /> Thinkingmoves.com<br />Educational Consultant – Willy Wood<br />Author: Adam Khan http://www.youmeworks.com/exercise.html<br />
  22. 22. Facilitator/Resources<br />Robin Donaldson, National Safe Place Program Development and Research Director<br />Email – rdonaldson@nationalsafeplace.org<br />Recorded webinar can be found at www.nationalsafeplace.org – Training & Events – Webinars at Your Leisure <br />Powerpoint available at www.nationalsafeplace.org – Training & Events – Training Resources and Material<br />
  23. 23. Thank You and Good-Night! <br /> I appreciate your time and participation. <br />If you would like a Certificate of Attendance, please fill out the evaluation as you exit the session or email me at rdonaldson@nationalsafeplace.org<br />

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