Music as an effective anxiolytic intervention in communication centers

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Kimberly M. Cuny, Senior Academic Professional (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: While all Communication Centers support speakers, through consultation, in becoming more confident and competent oral communicators, the staff at one center wondered about the anxiety that speakers bring with them into the consultation. As one would expect, there is public speaking anxiety. With help from staff members who had been recruited from the pool of speakers previously worked with, the uncertainty of what is to come during the pending consultation was identified as a second source of anxiety. In an effort to help, music was used as an anxiolytic intervention.

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Communication Center Journal, (2), 40-56
Language: English
Date: 2016
music therapy, public speaking, speech anxiety, communication

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