Thursday, September 28

Use music to manage depression and stress


MSMM committee members after their annual general meeting.

KUCHING: Malaysian Society for Music and Medicine (MSMM) is embarking on a mission to use the tool of the century – music – to help individuals suffering from depression and to manage stress.

Parents of special needs children can use therapeutic music to help them learn and function.

Speakers from the United States and Malaysia will speak to youths and people with mental health problems on March 11 and 12 at the Islamic Information Centre (IIC).

They will talk on various topics like sound healing, and its effects on the brain; equipping and empowering Malaysian youths through music; music assisted relaxation for stress management; dance movement therapy for mental well being; stress and mental well being; and the healing power of sound.

MSMM president Dr Geraldine Law-Lee mentioned in a press statement Thursday that the event will be opened by Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin.

She was positive that if principals of schools, heads of human resource, counsellors, special needs educators, teaching staff and managers attend this event, they will learn to use this knowledge in their departments, companies or schools.

Participants will also learn to manage mental well being among their parents, customers, departments and schools.

Tickets are priced at RM120 for non-members of MSMM, RM30 for pupils, RM50 for students including those in institutions of higher learning and RM80 for retirees and parents of children with special needs.

The tickets are available at event organiser IMH Music House Sdn Bhd located at Lot 1752-1753 Block 10, 2 1/2 Mile, Rock Road or at Tranquility Office.

Payment can also be made by online transfer to Pertubuhan Muzik Dalam Perubatan Malaysia, account number 514196664762 (Malayan Banking Berhad).

For tickets and more information, call Surie, Lisa or Nur at 082-423658 or 016-8794658.