The Power of Music
Wow! I have always loved music and have relied on it throughout my life, but I never understood why, or appreciated the logic, methodology, and science behind my reliance on music to carry me through. Understanding the framework of why I feel the way I do, understanding that it is OK and doing so with intent and then being able to emotionally ricochet to a place of my choosing is very comforting. THANK YOU!
“Thank you, Bill, for inviting me to go on this Quest and for your encouragement throughout. And thank ALL of you who put this very thoughtful and carefully orchestrated Quest together. I can heartily recommend it. Coming from a very spiritual background, the Quest helped me unlock a key to two paths which I had to date not fully grasped, and which have opened through the Quest and helped me further rise. As with everything in life, synchronicity is the magic ingredient when life unfolds.”
I have sincerely appreciated this very directed, unique, meaningful, and effective way for us humans to process and understand emotion. It's a skill, and this Quest shows us how to use it. The times in which we live demand that we learn to incorporate emotion into our daily life experiences instead of denying it altogether, and the Quest shows us exactly how to do this in a way that is compellingly easy to appreciate because music is the means.
When my Dad passed away, I was faced with overwhelming grief for the first time in my life. I decided to use the skills from this Quest to learn to process my grief using music as my guide and lifeline. It has worked so well! I now feel empowered to face this difficult emotion. I now know how to gently recognize, approach, and enter times of grief and to use my curated playlist to safely and effectively take that journey.
Listening to Bill Protzmann pulls all of the positive things about living into place. He is a master at his ability to relate his music to recovery for everyone. His music and his words of wisdom touch and teach at the same time that recovery is truly a gift, just like his music.
I confronted my fear of cancer treatment radiation; initially with the Serenity Prayer and meditation. Then it dawned on me: I am seeking serenity. Bill gave me his 'Serenity' CD. The radiation techs played it for me. While the beams radiated, the piano sedated. The power of music! I left Protzmann’s CD for future patients.
Bill’s love of music, passion for Veterans and boundless energy to do the right thing in every situation is to be admired. I heartily endorse him and his work.
Many thanks for your lively and thoughtful keynote address this morning at our Professional Growth Day. You were at once entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking. I confess I could sit and listen to you play the piano for hours, and so appreciate you sharing your gifts with us today.
Bill is an amazing presenter. His speaking and training abilities are outmatched only by his passion for music and helping Veterans. I’m not sure why I like what he does, but his use of music for healing touches me on some deep level that I normally don’t allow to surface.
If you’re looking for a speaker at your next event, I cannot recommend Bill highly enough. As he describes himself, he is a man on a mission, namely, to raise awareness of the power of music as self care. Your audience will be engaged, entertained, and enlightened.