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Sharing Her Light - Janalea Hoffman

Janalea Hoffman is a pioneer in the field of Music Therapy. She is a musician, author, speaker and owner/ founder of Rhythmic Medicine.



A primary aspect of Janalea’s work lies in how music affects the body physiologically.


She has developed:

  • specific techniques for using music to help lower heart rate and blood pressure and alleviate pain

  • concepts of Musical Biofeedback and Musical Acupuncture

  • music written at exactly 50 beats per minute


Janalea’s work has been featured in such publications as Prevention, Arthritis Today, Breast Cancer Awareness, RN magazines, as well as in Rodale’s book, New Choices in Natural Healing.


Her book, "Rhythmic Medicine: Music with a Purpose," explains the idea of entertainment. She has created fifteen CDs.


Janalea has a master’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, and is certified by The Listening Centre in Toronto as a LIFT instructor for the Listening Fitness Program.

Among many awards, she received the Madonna Spirit Award given by the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska for work in innovative music techniques.

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