Music, a language that everyone understands, has been used in rituals across cultures throughout time. This podcast reviews how music and sound affect the brain to bring feelings of reward, analgesic (painkilling) effects and more. This bonus episode includes an introduction to and a sample of the sounds of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls which are used for healing in complementary medicine. My guest for this episode is T Love who is only one of a handful of Vibrational Sound Therapists in the world certified to both teach and play Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls specifically for healing purposes. T, the host of the award winning Energy Awareness Radio, is the founder and CEO of the Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide basic necessities for underprivileged children and is only run only by volunteers. T Love can be reached at quantumwellness.org. This episode is sponsored by CF Creative Designs, a full service creative design agency. I have used them for my logos, websites and more. The agency was founded and is run by Christy Ferrigno, who is responsive, a true expert, a pleasure to work with and who came with an incredible reputation for award winning designs. CF Creative Designs offers a full suite of marketing solutions which also includes brand identity, print design, package design, vehicle wraps, trade show booths, promotional items, signage and other marketing collateral. Their rates are affordable to fit in your budget. Check out their five star reviews at CFcreativedesigns.com or reach them at 201-306-6422 for a free quote on your next design project. For those local to northwestern NJ, on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 I will be having a book signing in Sparta, NJ at Interplay Couture fashion store in Theater Plaza from 6-8PM. At 7PM I will give a brief talk entitled: “There is Hope: Strategies for Self Care and Life Balance.” My book is entitled “There’s Always Hope: A Story About Overcoming.” I wrote it with love for children nine and under or to serve as a symbolic gift for an adult in your life who is need of hope - find it on Amazon.com or at Sparta Books. If you enjoyed this episode of Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra, press subscribe, share the episode with a friend, or leave us a rating on Itunes.