About Music Heals
Becoming and Being your authentic Spiritual Self through
Divinely guided Music, Meditation and Creative Expression
Music Heals is a company dedicated to providing innovative services and products to help individuals find support and transformational growth through music and other creative expressions for the greater good in themselves and for others.
Creator of Music Heals, board-certified music therapist Sophia Morreale, provides music therapy services to individuals and groups in person, by phone and online. Experiential videos offer educational opportunities that teach how music and expressive arts can help yourself, or can be used by a facilitator in a therapeutic setting.
Music Heals provides effective therapeutic products, including self-guided music therapy audio CDs, a Manual of Theory and Practice and five Training Video Modules centered on Integrative Music Healing: The Sophia Process (IMH). This process is for those who are personally seeking some type of help with difficult life changes, depression, anxiety and spiritual development, or for therapists and practitioners looking to aid others with issues of addiction, trauma and mental health challenges.
The premise of Music Heals is that music can raise your vibe from negative symptoms to higher vibrations of healing and integration, empowering you to move up the scale of consciousness from fear, shame, sadness and negativity to clarity, serenity, joy and love. Services and products of Music Heals provide a means to deeper, authentic spiritual connection and experience.
Sophia Morreale (formerly Mary Morreale) is the founder of Music Heals and the creator of Integrative Music Healing: The Sophia Process, a leading-edge music and expressive arts methodology integrating her 4 decades of being a professional musician and music therapist. The Sophia Process brilliantly combines divinely inspired original music and meditation, imagery and expressive arts; therapeutically assisting people in their healing to achieve balance, harmony and well-being.
Her own story of music and healing began at age five, when bedridden for over a year. During that time she experienced first hand the healing capacity of music while playing a small chord organ. From that moment on music became experiences of joy, comfort and guidance.
After receiving degrees in organ performance from State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Sophia became a Minister of Music, directing choirs and performing for worship services and concerts throughout the US. She was credentialed both as a Spiritual Director from the Oasis Ministries and as a Commissioned Minister of Music in the UCC denomination.
As her attraction to sacred music grew, she studied the mystic writings of Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Asisi, Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen, leading her to improvise music under narrated psalm texts and meditations based on the psalms. She studied the philosophies of Sufism, Kabbalah and the Chakra system, Hinduism, Buddhism, Hazrat Inayat Khan and Sri Aurobindo. Their teachings became foundational for her continued creative work in the connection of spirit, music and healing.
Sophia is certified in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music Therapy, through the Atlantic Institute for Consciousness and Music and graduated as a board-certified music therapist through the State University of New York at Fredonia. Sophia then became a Mandala Assessment Resource Instrument practitioner (MARI) and began incorporating mandala drawings and movement into her music therapy practice in substance abuse, assisted living facilities and mental health clinics.
In addition to her one-on-one Sophia Process sessions and workshops, Sophia offers training for those interested in using her method to facilitate therapeutic work. Her powerful Self-guided Programs, Meditation CD’s and Reflective Music are available in the MusicHeals Store.