Publications Judith has Authored
In her book, Judith Pinkerton unites medical science with music therapy in the USE MEE Model to transform your music library into powerful music listening experiences for health and happiness. Read in-depth interviews with leading personalities in the music and health fields. Hundreds of recommended music selections from sixteen music styles, and healing stories from across the country, help you choose music to insert in a health program for enhanced well-being. Funk or punk, Bach or the Beastie Boys – your favorite music can work like medicine!
Editorial Book Reviews
“This fascinating book…can be an invaluable resource.” ~ Billboard Magazine
“People take music for granted, but it’s instrumental in getting us through the day. … It’s not something you can capture in a bottle and use as medicine, but in a way you can.” ~ Natalie Cole, “The Sound of Healing” interview.
Evaluate your emotional inventory and music preferences to understand how music and emotions work together to release, transform, and manage daily control over health and life situations. Complete the assessments, listen to virtual reality music, score and evaluate your responses to continue using Music 4 Life®. This workbook contains special assessments with instructions, evaluations, recommendations and diary. If you already own the “MEE Concert,” purchase only this workbook.
*Note: The “MEE Concert” is required to complete the assessments. The workbook is intended for one-time use.
The MEE® Study summarizes findings of quantitative and qualitative research studies at the university student health center. The literature review includes prior MEE Studies: exploratory study of audience participants (n = 212, 1991-93); and the preliminary study with oncology patients (1994).
These two prior studies supported further investigation of the “MEE” Concert’s effect with a younger generation. Over a ten-year period, staff at University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Student Health Center reviewed positive reactions from Pinkerton’s presentations for possible application to various UNLV departments. Stress was recognized as manifesting emotional challenges for college students, which could be alleviated by employing the “MEE Concert.” Student Health Center subjects (n=27) were identified and tested to evaluate the benefits of listening to the “MEE Concert.” Pre-post MAPP MEE assessments were administered to measure quantitative and qualitative data relative to emotional health, utilizing the USE emotional continuum. Results yielded a significant reduction in “unsettledness” (i.e. anxiety and depression).
The “Music Medicine” division of Music 4 Life® has been accredited by the Nevada State Board of Nursing since 1990. Read one of our case studies (female veteran with PTSD) published in Music and Medicine Journal (Wellman & Pinkerton, 2015).