053: Healing Through Music with Bill Protzmann

In this episode, I interview, Bill Protzmann.


His volunteer work has included Board positions with Guitars for Vets and the San Diego Veterans Coalition. He has been instrumental in connecting hundreds of military service members and Veterans with honor tickets to the largest healing music organization ins hometown: the San Diego Symphony. Organizations like Consumer Action, The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, 2-1-1 San Diego, and The American Music Therapy Association have all been delighted with his presentations. Go online, and you can read his articles at Fox News, Your Tango, The Good Men Project, and Psychology Today. Go to the Episcopal Community Services Friend to Friend clubhouse in San Diego, and you will find him teaching at-risk people how to use music for self-care. For his work with music as self-care, he received an Inspiring Hope Award of Excellence from the National Council for Behavioral Health, the mental health care equivalent of an Oscar. You’ll find his first book at Amazon.com: “More Than Human – The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.” He’s here today to inspire, delight and demonstrate the power of music as a tool for self-care...please give a warm welcome to the Man with the Music: Bill Protzmann.

My Takeaways:

This story started out with a very bleak and depressed state in 2007 and quickly, turns into how waking up one morning and using his talents to write a song changed his entire path.

The key item that I took away from this, is that we all have these moments in our lives that we are not aware of until we look back. That first hello that you said to your spouse, who knew at that moment, it was going to lead you to the moment you have now. It’s these small moments that we often overlook and do not express gratitude for that change us who we are as a person and catapult us to new heights. If anything, the story that Bill shared with us today has me looking at my gratitude practice at a deeper level.



Alexander Technique

brain.fm - Music for the Brain

EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)


Those are my key takeaways. What are yours? Join us on Online Community or Twitter, share your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for listening and get out there and discover the best version of you!

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