By Andrew Schulman
For millennia, track has been recognized to have a robust position within the therapeutic strategy. This relocating and encouraging booklet tells the story of a guy pulled from the threshold of loss of life by means of song who, in flip, makes use of song as drugs to assist heal others.
Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old expert guitarist, had an in depth brush with demise at the evening of July sixteen, 2009. opposed to the odds―with assistance from music―he survived: A clinical miracle.
Once totally recovered, Andrew resolved to devote his existence to bringing song to severely ailing sufferers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s ICU. In Waking the Spirit, you are going to examine the incredible tales of the folks he’s met alongside the way―both sufferers and doctors―and see the awesome position song can play in a latest health facility setting.
In his new paintings as a clinical musician, Andrew has met with specialists in song, neuroscience, and medication. during this ebook, he stocks with readers an summary of the state of the art technological know-how and clinical theories that remove darkness from this interesting field.
This publication explores the ability of tune to heal the physique and wake up the spirit.
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Sorry, you can’t, you have to take another elevator. Go to the SICU waiting room on the third floor. ” He turned and hurried away. It took her a while to reach the SICU—Beth Israel is a big hospital with many sections and departments, and she got lost several times in the maze. I’m glad she was late to meet me, especially since she didn’t go to the waiting room as Karpeh had told her, but instead followed the signs into the SICU itself and rushed past the double doors. What she saw next, as she would say many times afterward, was the most terrifying sight of her life.
I felt no sense of surprise. For good reason: I wasn’t hearing all this for the first time. You hear everything in a coma. It’s not processed in the same way as when you’re awake and conscious, but somewhere inside I already knew everything she’d just said. Odd as it may seem, I felt disappointed. Just hours earlier, I’d been a warrior, making a heroic plan to survive long enough to die at home in my own bed. Now I was just another guy who’d been in surgery and would go home and recuperate. This feeling passed very quickly.
The nurses quickly attached restraints to my arms and tied them to the side posts of the bed. This was the scene that Wendy saw when she ran into the SICU. A wild, disorienting, and frightening flurry of activity around a bed just to the left of the entrance. It wasn’t Bed 5, but she knew right away it was me in there, surrounded by a dozen nurses and doctors, bright lights, noise, and machines. For a second she froze. Then she started shouting. “What’s going on, what’s wrong? ” Dr. Arif Chaudhry, the twenty-five-year-old resident on duty that night, turned from the bed and took her by the shoulders, gently but firmly.
Waking the Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul by Andrew Schulman