WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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therapist's first reaction might be to calm them with gentle music. But doing so might only make things worse. MacPherson cites a patient who was screaming in agony while he was having his wounds cleaned. "His wife said, 'I don't think this is a good time for music,' and I said, 'This is a great time for music.'" She started out performing high-energy songs, easing up when he calmed down and revving up again when the spasms returned. After three hours, he had become so relaxed that he was on the verge of sleep. Music can treat emotional pain as well—and not just for those in hospice or palliative care. Last year, Harrison started a private psy- 102 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 Much More Than Music to Their Ears "You become reliable, trustworthy." Lisa Kynvi

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