Sound and healing ) ) )

Hello all!

Many of you may not know that I am in the process of getting a masters in counseling psychology with a focus on how sound/music can be incorporated into healing modalities that address distress, trauma, and work towards attaining greater wellbeing.

Personally speaking, I find music (in both practice and as a listener) to be a cathartic and restorative experience. It offers a non-verbal path towards self-reflection and deeper understandings that words often fail to articulate. I am always on the lookout for insight around this topic and came across this article on Pitchfork of all places. Maybe you’ll find something to connect with here…?

I’m also interested in learning your stories of how you connect through music and sound as a tool for healing practice. Are there things that work/don’t work for you?

Warmly,

DPG

https://pitchfork.com/features/overtones/can-music-heal-trauma-exploring-the-therapeutic-powers-of-sound/

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Rumi Koshino’s closing reception…

Hello folks!

I’m excited to play a few tunes at the closing reception of Rumi Koshino’s exhibition entitled it. Hope you can join us!

Warmly,

DPG

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Thoughts on love…

A nice capture of me celebrating the love and union of some dear friends. The ceremony brought together a beautiful cross-section of community and was a sweet reminder of the transformative impact love can have in our lives. There is a lot of fear circling around out there motivating acts of hate, isolationism, and violence. But we have to remember that racism and fear of the “other” is learned.

Nelson Mandela put it best by saying, “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

I believe if we act from a place of love, wounds can heal.

With an open heart,

DPG

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Stand with Bandcamp in supporting Trans rights!

I have been a long-time fan and user of the Bandcamp platform. They have  always advocated for progressive causes and finding ways of supporting the arts. This Friday, Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their sales to the Transgender Law Center. Please join me and the myriad artists – queer, trans, and beyond – to raise awareness and fight against transphobia. I will be donating 100% of my cut from sales as well.

Love to ALL,

DPG

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Upcoming SF show w/ Elkhorn & Matt Baldwin!

Greetings! Happy to be sharing a night of exploratory guitar-centered music at Hemlock Tavern with the duo Elkhorn (on tour in support of their excellent new album ‘The Black River’ on Debacle Records) and fellow guitar explorer Matt Baldwin. Should be a great line-up! I suggest you tune in ) ) )

Warmest,

DPG

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