Jeff Strong is the founder and Director of the REI Institute, a music-medicine research organization and therapy provider. He is also the creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention, an auditory program for people with neurological disorders. Jeff is a recognized pioneer in the use of auditory rhythm for neurological disorders and has presented research at many scientific conferences.
His work has been featured in numerous books and journals including The Mozart Effect for Children, The Autism Treatment Guide, The ADD Checklist, Open Ear Journal, and Sound Connections, to name a few. He is also author of 8 books. Jeff is a sought-after expert on the therapeutic use of music, rhythm and sound, having made frequent media appearances including two documentaries and numerous radio and television programs.
As part of his ethnomusicalogical research, Jeff spent over a decade studying and apprenticing with traditional therapeutic rhythm practitioners, including a Celtic shaman and a Shango Baptiste healer. It’s from these studies that Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention was born.
Musical rhythm has a long history of use to effect brainwave states. Today, techniques involving rhythm are finding their way in contemporary therapeutic settings. Jeff Strong, creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention, shares over 25 years of research into rhythmic traditions and their use for people with conditions as diverse as autism, AD/HD, sleep disorders, mood disorders, brain injury, and anxiety disorders. You will discover the core mechanisms involved in both synchronizing and stimulating the brain with auditory rhythm along with how rhythm is used to enhance neurological function.
Goal: To understand how auditory rhythm can be used therapeutically.
- To discover ways that musical rhythm stimulates the brain,
- To discover ways that musical rhythm synchronizes the brain, and
- To discover how music enhances neurological function.